The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says consumers should check their refrigerators and freezers due to a recall of R.L. Zeigler hot sausage that was sold nationwide. 

The recall was issued after the manufacturer received complaints from consumers stating there was bits of metal in the meat.

The recall involves almost six tons of chicken and pork sausage labeled “Red Hots” and “Extra Hots.”

The recalled products are as follows:

  • 24-oz. plastic packages containing approximately 9 links of “ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” with a use by date of Jan 24, 2019.
  • 24-oz. plastic packages containing approximately 9 links of “EXTRA HOT ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” with a use by date of Jan 24, 2019

Consumers should discard of the meat or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food-related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food- related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know has been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: Spectrum News 13, “R.L. Zeigler Recalls Sausage That May Have Metal In Them.”