St. Mary’s Meats of Swanton this month announced a voluntary recall of approximately 153 pounds of meat snack sticks packaged with 263 pounds of cheese that were produced without the benefit of inspection and misbranded.
The recalled products contained monosodium glutamate (MSG) and sodium nitrite which were not declared on the label. Sodium nitrite is a restricted ingredient and MSG is an ingredient that may cause a food intolerance for some individuals.
The products subject to recall include:
– Colby Cheese and Snack Sticks
– Hot Pepper Cheese and Snack Sticks
The products involved in the recall were processed and packaged from January 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018. The cheese and meat snack sticks were packaged in separate 8 oz. round clear plastic containers and then bound together by plastic wrap. The products may not bear the Ohio mark of inspection or may incorrectly bear the establishment number EST. 171 inside the Ohio mark of inspection on the label.
These products were sold at the following retail markets in Ohio:
– Country Corral located at 7910 State Route 109, Delta.
– Pioneer Main Stop located at 600 South State Street, Pioneer.
– T-Mart located at 109 East Main Street, Metamora.
The problem was discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Division of Meat Inspection during a Food Safety Assessment.
ODA and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
St. Mary’s Meats, which is in Assumption, urges customers that have purchased these products not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the company.