Did you purchase your hot dogs for Memorial Day weekend yet? I would read this before unpackaging those wieners because consumers are finding metal in them! Massive Weiner Recall Must Read.

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This is definitely a bummer for those upcoming barbecues as the weather finally turns towards Summer. There is a massive hot dog recall and this is a big one. John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that could be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically METAL, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced over the weekend.

Looks like the beef franks were produced on January 26, 2017. These Summer favorites could be in stores and in your refrigerator right now. Here's what you're looking for:

  • 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.
  • There should be an establishment number placed on the side of the packaging labeled, "EST. 296."

Usually, these recalls have something not visible to the eye or a bad contaminant. This recall is different with three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank product packages. There haven't been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to the consumption of these hot dogs. That's good news!

If you have these products in the refrigerator or freezer go ahead and trash them. You can always return them to where you purchased in the case of refund.

I grabbed this from the press release below:

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1 (877) 933-4625. Media with questions about the recall can contact Kathleen Kirkham, director of corporate communications, at (757) 365-1965.

 

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.