WASHINGTON - John Morrell and Co., which produces Nathan's hot dogs is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday.
The beef franks items were produced on Jan. 26. 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 bear 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 product packages. The establishment notified FSIS on May 19, 2017.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Managers at both Hannafords and Market Basket in Rochester said today they have no affected "use by" dates on the Nathan's and don't carry the Curtis hot dogs.
The John Morrill Co. is located in Cincinnati, Ohio
Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1 (877) 933-4625.
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.