A Texas-based food producer recalled more than 24,000 pounds of sausage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday.

Carlton Foods called back six boudin products shipped between Aug. 22 and Oct. 17 because of improper handling. The sausage contains precooked rice, which inspectors noticed being held at an unsafe temperature.

The products, sold throughout Texas and Louisiana, are 12-ounce, vacuum-packed packages of “Richard’s Hickory Smoked Boudin,” “Richard’s Premium Boudin,” “Richard’s ‘Hot’ Premium Boudin” and “Richard’s Premium Boudin” as well as 32-ounce, vacuum-packed packages of “Richard’s Cajun Grillers Boudin.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 1943” or “EST. 961” inside the USDA inspection mark. Products with EST. 961 would also have NB printed on the label. “Sell By” dates for the recalled products range from Oct. 28, 2014, to Dec. 16, 2014.

Consumers with questions can reach Carlton Foods at (830) 625-7583, ext. 109.