Jimmy Dean Sausage Recalled after Pieces of Metal Found
CTI Foods LLC was forced to recall 29,028 pounds of Jimmy Dean frozen, ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and poultry sausage links products after five customers reported finding metal in their meals. Specifically, the contaminated meat is in the 23.4-oz. pouches of Jimmy Dean Heat ‘n Serve Original Sausage Links Made with Pork & Turkey. The product has a January 31 use-by date with case code A6382168 and establishment number EST. 19085. The meat was made on August 4 and sent to Tennessee.
Jimmy Dean sausage recall
A statement by Jimmy Dean said “A few consumers contacted the company to say they had found small, string-like fragments of metal in the product…the fragments have been found in a very limited number of packages.” The statement went on to say that “Jimmy Dean is closely monitoring this recall and working with CTI to assure proper coordination with the USDA. No injuries have been reported with this recall.”
The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is asking people to check their fridges and freezers for the recalled sausage. If any is found it should be returned to where it was purchased or thrown away.
Food recall statistics
The last year has seen a record number of food recalls – 22 so far. According to Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the reason for so many recalls is because of “better technology…to link outbreaks of human illness to a common pathogen.”
According to 2016 food recall data gathered by Food Safety Magazine for Canada and the United States, there were 764 food recalls, a 22 percent increase over 2015. The main reasons for food recalls were undeclared allergens, listeria contamination and foreign-matter contamination. Foreign matter contamination recalls mostly involved products that had pieces of glass, metal, plastic, wood and rubber and accounted for about 44 product recalls in that calendar year.
Foreign object personal injury case
In a court of law, a foreign object in food is considered to be any object that is not reasonably expected upon consumption. This includes pebbles, glass, plastic, rubber, metal, paper and even human or animal body parts. Courts have ruled against claims for items that should reasonably be expected in food such as cherry pits in a bag of pitted cherries or small fish bones in fish.
A successful foreign object in food personal injury case requires an unexpected item and an injury caused by the item. Injuries can vary widely including a cracked tooth and subsequent infection; lacerations to the mouth, tongue or throat; damage to internal organs; or a severe allergic reaction. The plaintiff and his or her personal injury attorney must show that injuries were caused by the unexpected item, that the injuries caused damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills and that the defendant is legally liable for the accident because of negligence.
A personal injury attorney is best equipped to determine who the defendant is along the supply chain, gather evidence and build a case. They will also be able to assess value of your claim and fight for the settlement you deserve.
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