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Bob Evans Foods, Inc., Recalls Italian Sausage


On October 21, 2022, Bob Evans Farms Foods, Inc. recalled approximately 7,560 pounds of Italian pork sausage products due to possible foreign matter contamination.

The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division strongly recommends that food program operators take precautions to ensure these products are not served or consumed and instead are disposed of per the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Please note that per the USDA, these products are not USDA Foods items.

The following information is directly from the USDA:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2022 – Bob Evans Farms Foods, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 7,560 pounds of Italian pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin blue rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw, Italian pork sausage items were produced on September 8, 2022. The following products are subject to recall [view Bob Evans food labels External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)]:

  • 1-lb. chubs containing “Bob Evans Italian Sausage” with lot code XEN3663466 and a “USE/FRZ BY” date of 11/26/22, with a time stamp between 14:43 and 15:25.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6785” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nation-wide.

The problem was discovered after the firm notified FSIS it had received consumer complaints reporting thin blue pieces of rubber in the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

For further information on this recall, please visit the USDA Recalls and Public Health Alerts web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Contact Information

Consumers or program operators with questions about the Italian pork sausage recall can contact Geo Money, Director of Communications, Bob Evans Foods, Inc. by phone at 440-463-3264.

If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact Jeremy Partsch, Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at jpartsch@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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