Contaminated with pieces of metal, Jimmy Dean sausage products are recalled
CTI Foods LLC is recalling just over 29,000 pounds of sausage after fears of metal contamination arise.
According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the Owingsville Kentucky company are warning the public against the consumption of ready-to-eat pork and poultry sausage.
Approximately 29,028 pounds of "Jimmy Dean Heat 'n' Service Original Sausage Links Made with Pork & Turkey" are at risk of infecting people. The recall came after five people complained to the FSIS.
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Jimmy Dean recalls more than 29,000 pounds of sausage over metal fears. https://t.co/HES3EYqsYW— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) December 11, 2018
The products were packaged on August 4, 2018, and bear the establishment number "EST. 19085."
Their Use By date is set at January 31, 2019. The products also carry the case code A6382168 and a time stamp ranging between 11:58 and 01:49.
Following their shipment to Tennessee, distributors sent the potentially contaminated items throughout several retail stores.
The persons who reported the fault informed the FSIS that string-like metal pieces were found in the sausage links. CTI immediately responded "out of an abundance of caution."
RECALL ALERT: So far, five customers have complained about finding metal pieces in the recalled sausage links. https://t.co/kKvbBONqfT— WNEM TV5 (@WNEMTV5news) December 11, 2018
No reports of adverse reactions have come in from the public. The only recalled item so far is a 23.4-ounce pouch of the above-mentioned item.
The FSIS website intends to post a full list of all states and retailers who sold the item.
The frozen, ready-to-eat sausage links items were produced and packaged on Aug. 4, 2018, and were shipped to an establishment in Tennessee where the product was further distributed to retail stores. https://t.co/UT89nSREwV— WRCB-TV (@WRCB) December 11, 2018
Worth Sparkman, the spokesman for Jimmy Dean, told NBC that "there's always a little post investigation."
They advise anyone who has the products to return them or throw them away. The public is free to call the company's customer service line at 855-382-8101 if they have any questions.
Earlier this week, a recall was issued for a blood pressure drug. Mylan Pharmaceuticals expanded their nationwide alert to include Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, Valsartan Tablets, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets.
The batches may contain small but dangerous amounts of N-nitrosodiethylamine. However, persons taking the drug should speak to their doctor before stopping.
Another food item was also recalled earlier this month. Some 5.1 million pounds of raw beef is believed to have caused salmonella in as many as 246 persons from 26 states.
WARNING: USDA expands ground beef recall, says 12 million pounds at risk of salmonella https://t.co/0ksAjwoAAY— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) December 4, 2018
The products bear packaging dates of July 26, 2018, and September 7, 2018. Their establishment number is "EST 267 which can be found in the USDA inspection mark.
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