R.L. Zeigler Co. recalls sausage products

Published 6:36 am Wednesday, January 2, 2019

R.L. Zeigler Co in Selma is recalling 11,664 pounds of ready to eat (RTE) poultry and sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The RTE Red Hot chicken and pork sausage items were produced on Nov. 29, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

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.

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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.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints on Dec. 13 and 27, 2018. The firm investigated to determine the nature of the complaints and notified FSIS on Dec. 29, 2018.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to FSIS. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” FSIS stated in a release.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers, according to a release. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Jeff Berry at R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. at (334) 410-9845.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.