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Hot dogs recalled after metal found in some packages

Hot dogs were sold nationwide

210,606 pounds of hot dogs are being recalled due to potential metal contamination
210,606 pounds of hot dogs are being recalled due to potential metal contamination (John Morrell and Co.)

John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati establishment, is recalling 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products Saturday that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced said.

The beef franks items were produced on Jan. 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks,” with a use-by date of Aug. 19, 2017.
  • 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks,” with a use-by date of June 15, 2017.

The products subject to recall have establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the establishment received three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank packages. The establishment notified the FSIS on Friday.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to eating any of the products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged not to consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Anyone with questions about the recall can call 877-933-4625.