Alabama-based producer of ready-to-eat sausage products Zeigler has been forced to recall approximately 11,664 pounds of their sausage products due to concerns over metal content. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service checked out multiple bags of Zeigler’s “Red Hot” sausages after the company received complaints from customers discovering metal pieces within the sausages, and formally issued the recall after contamination was confirmed.
No reports of adverse reactions from the contaminated sausage have been confirmed. Regardless, both Zeigler and the Department of Agriculture have advised all consumers to be on the lookout for Zeigler products they may have in their freezers. The following varieties of Zeigler sausages are considered contaminated:
- 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.
All customers possessing one of these products have been advised not to consume them, and instead either throw them away or return them to where they were purchased.