R.L. Zeigler Co., Inc. has recalled approximately 11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork sausage. The recalled was made because the sausage may contain foreign materials including metal.

The recalled products include RTE Red Hot chicken and pork sausage that was produced on Nov. 29. The contaminated sausage was shipped to retail locations throughout the U.S.

The recall specifically affects 24-ounce plastic packages that contain nine links labeled as Zeigler A Tradition Of Great Taste Red Hots. They have a Use By Date of Jan. 24, 19. Also affected by the recall are 24-ounce plastic packages that contain nine links labeled as Extra Hot Zeigler A Tradition Of Great Taste Red Hots with a Use By Date of Jan. 24, 19.

Both recalled sausage products have an establishment number of EST. P-9156S inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to the company, the issue with the sausage was discovered by consumer complaints that occurred on Dec. 13 and Dec. 27. An investigation was conducted, and the FSIS was notified on Dec. 29.

The FSIS is urging consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled sausage. Consumers should not consume the affected sausage, and it should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Questions about the sausage recall can be directed to Jeff Berry at R.L. Zeigler Co. at 334-410-9845. Consumers may also direct food safety questions to Ask Karen, the FSIS virtual representative that is available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The USDA Meat and Poultry hotline is available at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) in English or Spanish from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Consumers can also access the Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

R.L. Zeigler has received no reports of adverse reactions from the recalled sausage and suggests that anyone that is concerned about injury or illness should contact their healthcare provider.

Sausage Recall
R.L. Zeigler has recalled over 11,000 pounds of chicken and pork sausage for possible metal contamination. A young member of the Osuna family hangs sausages during a traditional pig slaughter, in Arta on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca on Dec. 8, 2018. Getty Images/JAIME REINA