US-based CTI Foods is recalling approximately 29,028lb of frozen, ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and poultry sausage products, as they may have been contaminated with pieces of metal.

The frozen RTE sausage product being recalled  is 23.4oz pouches of Jimmy Dean HEAT n SERVE Original SAUSAGE LINKS Made with Pork & Turkey, which bear the establishment number EST 19085.

Produced and packaged on 4 August, the RTE sausage links were shipped to an establishment in Tennessee, where they were distributed to retail stores.

“FSIS was notified by the company that it received five complaints from consumers that the RTE sausage links contained metal pieces.”

The problem was discovered on 10 December, when the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was notified by the company that it received five complaints from consumers that the RTE sausage links contained metal pieces.

Until now, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS is concerned that some products may be in peoples’ freezers and has urged them to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

Any person concerned about an injury or illness has been urged to contact a healthcare provider.

The recall has been classified as Class 1, which represents a health hazard situation where there are chances of serious, adverse health consequences or even death as a result of the consumption of the products.

In September, Wayne Farms recalled approximately 438,960lb of frozen fully cooked chicken products due to the potential presence of metal pieces.