The maker of Jimmy Dean Heat ’n Serve Original Sausage Links sent out a voluntary recall of more than 14 tons of its frozen, ready-to-eat sausage links because they may have pieces of metal inside.
The recall was issued on Monday, Dec. 11. Below is the recall announcement –
A few consumers contacted the company to say they had found small, string-like fragments of metal in the product. Though the fragments have been found in a very limited number of packages, out of an abundance of caution, CTI is recalling 29,028 pounds of product. Jimmy Dean is closely monitoring this recall and working with CTI to assure proper coordination with the USDA. No injuries have been reported with this recall.
Approximately 2,845 cases of this product were produced at one plant location on August 4, 2018. Each package bears the establishment code M19085 or P19085, a “use by” date of January 31, 2019 and a UPC number of “0-77900-36519-5.” Cases containing the product are marked with the lot number A638216800 or A638216801.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected items should cut the UPC and date code from the packaging, discard the product and call 1-855-382-3101.
Consumers with questions should call the special toll-free line at 1-855-382-3101. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 7am – 6pm CST. News media and health department officials who have questions should contact Worth Sparkman at 479-290-6358.
After initially being sent to a distribution center in Tennessee, this product was distributed to the following states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
No other Jimmy Dean products are part of this recall.