CTI Foods, makers of Jimmy Dean sausage, is recalling more than 14.5 tons of its frozen, ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage after a distribution center fielded complaints that metal pieces were found in links. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the distributor notified its Food Safety Inspection Service of the problem Monday (Dec. 10).
The sausage products were produced and packaged (see the packaging above) at CTI’s Owingsville, Kentucky, facility on Aug. 4, 2018. The recall affects the 23.4.-ounce pouches of “Jimmy Dean Heat 'n Serve Original Sausage Links made with Pork & Turkey” with a use-by date of Jan. 31, 2019. The product’s case code is 16382168, with a time stamp range between 11:58 and 01:49.
The recalled product bears establishment number “EST. 19085” on the back of the packaging. They were were shipped to a Tennessee distribution site, which then sent the sausage to retail stores. The USDA did not indicate which stores may have received the recalled product.
There have been no reports of injuries or illness connected to the recalled sausage.