Well, here we go again. It seems as though every day we are learning about another trusted food product that does not meet health and safety standards. This time it’s the wildly popular Jimmy Dean sausage links.
Many Americans enjoy these delectable delights with heir eggs in the morning. So, imagine their surprise when biting into a juicy sausage, their teeth hit metal. That’s right METAL!
According to AJC, “Kentucky-based CTI Foods LLC is recalling 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean frozen sausage links over fears of contamination with extraneous material, especially pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday.”
As of now, the item subject to recall is very specific: 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.
Because breakfast sausage is typically kept in the freezer for future use, the FSIS urges consumers to check their freezers. If you find any product with the specified information on the label, either throw it out or return it to the place of purchase. DO NOT EAT!!
The problem came to the FSIS’ attention on December 10th when they received five complaints from consumers that they had discovered foreign objects in their ready-to-eat sausages.
Although there have been no official reports of “adverse effects” from the foreign bodies, the FSIS is urging anyone with questions about possible health concerns to contact their health care provider immediately.
The product in question was manufactured on August 4, 2018, and the package bears the establishment number “EST. 19085” on the back of the product packaging.
Consumers with additional questions can contact the Jimmy Dean customer service line at (855) 382-3101.