29,000 Pounds Of Jimmy Dean's Ready To Eat Sausage Links Recalled For Possibly Containing Metal
According to the USDA, CTI Foods LLC, located in Owingsville, KY, is recalling approximately 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat Jimmy Dean sausage links. The pork and poultry sausage links products are being recalled due to possible contamination of "extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal."
The recalled sausage links were produced and packaged on August 4, 2018, per FSIS, with this product label. The 23.4-oz. "Jimmy Dean Heat 'n Serve Original Sausage Links Made with Pork & Turkey" have a use-by date of January 31, 2019 and the case code A6382168. The affected products have "EST. 19085" printed on the back of the packaging, and were sent to an establishment in Tennessee "where the product was further distributed to retail stores."
FSIS was made aware of the issue on December 10, 2018. The Tennessee establishment had received five complaints of metal pieces in the sausage links. There haven't been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the sausage links, but anyone concerned about illness or injury should see a doctor.
FSIS urges consumers who have purchased the Jimmy Dean products not to eat them—throw them away or return them to where you thought them. If you have additional questions regarding the recall, you can contact the Jimmy Dean customer service line at (855) 382-3101.