Metal Pieces Discovered in Jimmy Dean Sausage Links Prompts Recall

( USDA )

CTI Foods LLC of Owingsville, Ky., recalled nearly 30,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry sausage links products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.

The frozen, ready-to-eat sausage links items were produced and packaged on Aug. 4, 2018.

The items subject to recall are 23.4-oz. pouches of “Jimmy Dean HEAT ’n SERVE Original SAUSAGE LINKS Made with Pork & Turkey” with a Use By date of Jan. 31, 2019. The product bears case code A6382168, with a time stamp range of 11:58 through 01:49. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19085” on the back of the product packaging.

These products were shipped to an establishment in Tennessee where the product was further distributed to retail stores. 

On Monday, FSIS received notification that the establishment had received five consumer complaints of metal pieces in the RTE sausage links. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Jimmy Dean customer service line at (855) 382-3101.