Dec. 11 (UPI) -- CTI Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean Heat 'n Serve Original Sausage Links, over concerns about contamination by metal fragments.
CTI said the recall involves more than 2,800 cases and sausage packages produced at one plant on Aug. 4.
Officials said the affected packages have an establishment code of M19085 or P19085, a "use by" date of Jan. 31, 2019, and UPC number of 0-77900-36519-5. The cases were marked with lot number A638216800 or A638216801.
Concern over metal fragments turning up in some of the packages prompted the recall.
"A few consumers contacted the company to say they had found small, string-like fragments of metal in the product," Jimmy Dean said in a statement. "Though the fragments have been found in a very limited number of packages, out of an abundance of caution, CTI is recalling 29,028 pounds of product."
There were five complaints made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. No injuries have been reported.
People who bought the recalled sausage are asked to cut the UPC and date code from the package and call 1-855-382-3101. The company said the sausage should be thrown away or returned to the store.