Consumer Alert: Zeigler Recalling Nearly 12,000 Pounds of Meat Products

Label of one of the affected Zeigler products – from USDA

The USDA has announced that Selma-based R. L. Zeigler Company is recalling approximately 11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat poultry and meat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

The 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
  • 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 USDA says Zeigler got consumer complaints on Dec. 13 and 27, 2018. The firm investigated to determine the nature of the complaints and notified the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Dec. 29, 2018.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the USDA.

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

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