Jimmy Dean brand ready-to-eat sausage recalled for possible metal contamination

Jimmy Dean brand ready-to-eat sausage is being recalled due to metal contamination, according to the USDA. (USDA)

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a recall of Jimmy Dean brand ready-to-eat sausage items.

The recall involves 29,028 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat pork and poultry sausage links that may have been “contaminated with extraneous materials,” according to the FSIS release.

The recall is aimed specifically at 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.

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The product code on the back label reads A638216820, according to the release.

A photo of the label for the specific batch number that is affected by the national recall is provided by the USDA. (USDA)

At issue are five different consumer complaints of metal pieces in the sausage links, according to the release.

Consumers are urged to check their freezers for the packages. If found, they should not be consumed and instead should be either returned to the place of purchase or disposed of.

So far there have been no reports of any injuries from unsuspecting people consuming the products, according to the release.

The full release can be read here.