October 16, 2017

Hot Dogs Recalled by John Morrell and Co. for Potential Metal Materials Contamination

Morrell Beef Franks RecallA Class II recall has been reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for over 210,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products. According to the USDA, John Morrell and Co., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, recalled the hot dogs – produced on January 26, 2017 – after receiving three reports from consumers that they had been contaminated with extraneous metal materials.

The Morrell hot dog products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Two beef franks products are affected by the recall. They are: “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS” (in 14-ounce sealed film packages marked with a “Use By” date of Aug. 19, 2017), and “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks” (in 16-ounce sealed film packages with a “Use By” date of June 15, 2017). Both products bear the establishment number “EST. 296.”

A “Class II” recall means that there is a remote possibility that adverse health consequences may arise from ingesting a product. Consumers who have purchased these beef frank products should them return them to the store for a refund or throw them away.

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