The problem was discovered Dec. 10, when the USDA received notification of five consumer complaints of metal pieces in HEAT 'n SERVE Original SAUSAGE LINKS Made with Pork & Turkey.

CTI Foods LLC of Owingsville, Kentucky, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry sausage links products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Anyone who bought these products is urged not to eat them. These should be thrown away or returned to the store.

The frozen, ready-to-eat sausage links were produced and packaged on Aug. 4, 2018. These are subject to recall:

• 23.4-oz. pouches of “Jimmy Dean HEAT ‘n SERVE Original SAUSAGE LINKS Made with Pork & Turkey”

• Use By date of Jan. 31, 19.

• Case code A6382168

• Time stamp range of 11:58 through 01:49.

The products bear establishment number “EST. 19085” on the back of the packaging. They were shipped to a distributor in Tennessee and distributed to retail stores.

The problem was discovered Dec. 10, when the USDA received notification of five consumer complaints of metal pieces in the sausage.

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 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.