RECALL ALERT: Possible metal contamination found in Zeigler sausage

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Monday, December 31, 2018

(WRDW) -- Almost 12,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork sausage products are being recalled because they might be contaminated with pieces of metal. The recall affects R.L. Zeigler Co. Red Hot chicken and pork sausage items produced November 29, 2018.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the following products are affected:


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

The problem was discovered after R.L. Zeigler Co received consumer complaints on Dec.13 and 27, 2018.

So far, there have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness. However, the USDA recommends 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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