John Morrell and Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio has issued a Class II recall for 210,606 pounds of beef frank hot dogs due to the possibility that the hot dogs may have been contaminated with metal. The recall was initiated after the company received three complaints of metal fragments found in the hot dogs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The recalled beef franks were produced on January 26, 2017 and have the establishment number “EST 296.” The products were shipped nationwide for retail sale. Items affected by this recall include:
16 oz. packages of Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks with a June 15, 2017 Use By date.
14 oz. packages of Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS with an August 19, 2017 Use By date.
Consumers who have purchased these hot dogs are encouraged not to consume them. Instead, they should be discarded or returned to the original place of purchase. Those who have additional questions can call 877-933-4625.
By Trixie Dillwood
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