Jimmy Dean sausage products are making headlines multiple consumers reported that they discovered metal in their food.
In their own statement, Jimmy Dean addressed the concerns from customers by releasing a legitimate recall. Their statement noted, “A few consumers contacted the company to say they had found small, string-like fragments of metal in the product, the fragments have been found in a very limited number of packages.”
On Monday, December 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture officially announced the recall by announced that “approximately 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and poultry sausage links products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specific pieces of metal.”
The products being recalled are Ready-To-Eat Pork and Poultry Sausage Products. The USDA confirms that the 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, 19. The product bears case code A6382168, with a time stamp range of 11:58 through 01:49.
On December 10th, 2018, five customers contacted the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to inform them that stye had found “small, string-like fragments of metal” in their food. The USDA currently states that no one has received any injuries or illnesses from the discovery.
The USDA is hopeful that this recall is shared quickly as these particular products being recalled are typically frozen. Consumers who purchase these items are being advised to throw them out immediately or return to the place of purchase.
FSIS has shared the Jimmy Dean customer service line at (855) 382-3101. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the number above.