Credit: Smithfield

Moms, beware! Check that package of sausage before you cook up breakfast this weekend — otherwise the family may get something a little extra something in their morning meal.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that Smithfield Packing Co.is recalling a whopping 38,000 pounds of pork sausage. The reason? The sausages may have an ingredient not listed on the back of the package: small bits of plastic, which Smithfield says may be from gloves. There have been no reported injuries, but to customer complaints have been filed.

The sausage was distributed in the following states: Texas, Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The recall includes Smithfield’s 1-pound packages of “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll” stamped with a use-by date of March 12, 2013. Also included in the recall are cases of the product marked with the case number 78533109741 and an establishment number of Est. 221-A.

If you have questions, Smithfield is urging customers to call 1 (877) 933-4625 for more information.

Source: USDA

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