Jimmy Dean sausage recalled over potential metal contamination

Consumers should check their freezers for Jimmy Dean sausage, as ready-to-eat pork and poultry links were recalled because they may contain pieces of metal, the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced in a news release Monday.

In total, the company recalled 29,028 pounds of frozen sausage.

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The recall was issued after five customers reportedly complained after reportedly finding pieces of metal in their sausage links. No injuries have been reported at this time.

The back of the affected packages. (FSIS)

The back of the affected packages. (FSIS)

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The 23.4-ounce packages of “Jimmy Dean HEAT ‘n SERVE Original SAUSAGE LINKS Made with Pork & Turkey” is the product subject to the recall, according to FSIS. It features a "Use By" date of Jan. 31, 19 and establishment number "19085" on the back of its packaging. Consumers who purchased this food item should either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase, the FSIS recommended.

It’s currently unclear which states or stores the potentially contaminated items were sold at. A Jimmy Dean spokesperson told NBC News the FSIS will post a list once the affected retailers and states are identified.