Zeigler recalls sausage products due to metal contamination

(WTVY) — R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc., out of Selma, AL, is recalling approximately 11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

The ready-to-eat Red Hot chicken and pork sausage items were produced on Nov. 29, 2018.

► 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.

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 company received consumer complaints. Zeigler investigated and notified the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service on Dec. 29, 2018.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

There is concern that some sausages 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.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Jeff Berry at R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. at (334) 410-9845.

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