Sorg Farm Packing Issues Class II Recall of Summer Sausage, Snack Sticks

Release Date: March 11, 2021

Media Contact: Kevin Hoffman, Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5005,

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Sorg Farm Packing in Darien, WI, is issuing a voluntary Class II recall for summer sausage and snack stick products made from bison meat. The products, which were produced for Yankee Farmer's Market in Warner, N.H., were not labeled with a refrigerated-handling statement. The recalled products include:

  • Buffalo (bison) summer sausage, 8-oz. packages
  • Uncured buffalo snack stick, 1.75-oz. packages

This is a Class II recall resulting from evidence collected during a routine inspection by state inspectors. Evidence shows that the products were not produced under a fully cooked, shelf stable Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan and therefore require refrigeration for safety. The products were not labeled with the appropriate safe handling statement to indicate refrigeration is necessary. More information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture recall classifications is available below and on USDA's website at

No illnesses have been reported as a result of consuming​ these products. Anyone with signs or symptoms of a foodborne illness should contact their doctor. Consumers who have any of these products should discard them. Consumers and media with questions about this recall can contact Andy Sorg, Sorg Farm Packing owner, at (262) 745-3307. 

USDA Recall Classifications

Class IThis is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class IIThis is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class IIIThis is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.



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