Zeigler Recalls 24 oz Packages of “Red Hots” Due to Possible Metal Contamination

One of the R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. recall labels. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
One of the R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. recall labels. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. is recalling approximately 11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry and meat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on December 30, 2018.

The RTE Red Hot chicken and pork sausage items were produced on November 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.
  • 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 December 13 and 27, 2018. The firm investigated to determine the nature of the complaints and notified FSIS on December 29, 2018.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 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 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. 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., a Selma, Alabama establishment, at 334.410.9845.

This is a “Class 1” Recall:  “This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

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