Bob Evans Farms Foods, Inc., Recalls Italian Pork Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2022 – Bob Evans Farms Foods, Inc., a Zegna, Ohio facility, is recalling approximately 7,560 pounds of Italian pork sausage products. The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) made the announcement today.

Raw Italian Pork Sausage was produced on September 8, 2022. The following products are subject to recall. [view labels]:

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

The recalled items had a business number “EST. 6785” inside the USDA inspection mark. These items were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

The issue was discovered after the company notified FSIS that it had received consumer complaints about thin blue rubber strips in its products.

There have been no confirmed reports of side effects from consuming these products. People who are concerned about injury or illness should contact their healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in a consumer’s refrigerator or freezer. Consumers who purchase these products are urged not to consume them.These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS will periodically conduct recall validity checks to ensure that recall companies are giving notice. The customer of the recall and that steps have been taken to confirm that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Geo Money, Director of Communications for Bob Evans Foods, Inc. at 440-463-3264 or

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ) via Ask USDA. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask USDA or email their questions to A consumer who needs to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product has his 24-hour access to the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System ( increase.

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