Possible Metal Contamination Spurs Recall of Ziegler Red Hots

Over 11,000 pounds of Zeigler Red Hots sausage and chicken products have been recalled by the company because the ready-to-eat food may contain small bits of metal.

The products were shipped across the country, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service.

While there haven't been any reports of medical issues caused by the sausages, consumers might have them in their refrigerators or freezers, the USDA noted in a statement. Consumers who discover they have the recalled items should either throw them away or return them to the store where they bought them.

Two products are included in the recall: Zeigler A Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots and Extra Hot Zeigler A Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots. Both come in 24-ounce plastic packages that contain around nine sausage links.

The use-by date is Jan. 24. They were produced Nov. 29 and have the establishment number EST. P-9156S, which can be found on the USDA inspection mark.

Any consumer with questions should call Alabama-based R. L. Zeigler Co. at (334) 410-9845.

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