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R.L. Zeigler Co. sausages recalled due to metal bits

The products were shipped nationwide from Selma, Alabama.
Image: R.L. Zeigler Co. sausage labels
Some of the R.L. Zeigler Co. sausages that have been recalled feature labels like this.U.S. Department of Agriculture

SELMA, Ala. — An Alabama company has recalled tons of hot sausages because they may be contaminated with bits of metal.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's recall notice says it has not had any reports of injury from the R.L. Zeigler Co. sausages, which were shipped nationwide from Selma, Alabama.

The notice dated Sunday says the recall affects about 5.8 tons of chicken and pork sausage labeled as "red hots" — some of them also labeled "extra hot."

They all are 24-ounce packages holding about nine links of sausage with a use-by date of Jan. 24.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Zeigler received complaints on Dec. 13 and 27, investigated them, and notified the agency Saturday.