The products fall under the Daisyfield brand and were distributed by J. H. Routh Packing Co. in Sandusky, Ohio. The products were shipped to Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania before the problem was discovered on Jan. 7.
The agency is concerned, however, that some consumers could have these products in their freezers and is urging people to check. The meat products should be thrown away or returned to the store where they were bought.
The problems were discovered on Dec. 10 after five consumer complaints about metal pieces found in Jimmy Dean frozen, ready-to-eat sausages.
The recall affects 23.4 ounce pouches of “Jimmy Dean Heat n’ Serve Original Sausage Links Made with Pork & Turkey,” according to the USDA.
The sausage links were produced on Aug. 4, 2018. The USDA said no one has suffered any injuries, but the agency is urging any consumers who may have bought the potentially contaminated links to either return them to the store where they bought them or throw them out.
In a statement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that Bob Evans is recalling 46,734 pounds of pork sausage because it may be contaminated by pieces of hard plastic.
The five items that are being recalled were produced Aug. 1, according to the statement.
These are the products being recalled:
12-ounce overwrap trays labeled “Bob Evans Maple Pork Sausage Links.” These products contain a “use by” date of Oct. 16, 2018 or Oct. 19, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-ounce overwrap trays labeled “Bob Evans Brown Sugar & Honey.” These products contain a “use by” date of Oct. 16, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-ounce overwrap trays labeled “Fresh From Meijer Maple Flavored Sausage Links.” These products contain a “use by” date of Sept. 06, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-ounce overwrap trays labeled “Giant Eagle Maple Pork Breakfast Links Caramel Color Added.” These products contain a “use by” date of Sept. 10, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-ounce overwrap trays labeled “Schnucks Maple Recipe Breakfast Sausage.” These products contain a Lot Code of 8213.
The affected products were shipped to retail locations in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, the U.S Department of Agriculture said.