Chicken and sausage products recalled due to possible metal contamination

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Safety and Inspection Service 

More than 11,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork sausage are being recalled because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

R. L. Zeigler Co. is recalling approximately 11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat poultry and meat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The RTE Red Hot chicken and pork sausage items were produced on Nov. 29, 2018.

The following products are being recalled: 

  • 24-oz. plastic packages containing approximately 9 links of “ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” with a “Use By Jan 24 19” date.
  • 24-oz. plastic packages containing approximately 9 links of “EXTRA HOT ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” with a “Use By Jan 24 19” date.

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The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints on Dec. 13 and 27, 2018. The firm investigated to determine the nature of the complaints and notified FSIS on Dec. 29, 2018.

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 frozen and in consumers’ 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.

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