According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Bar-S Foods is in the process of recalling more than 370,000 pounds of various ready-to-eat chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
The hot dog recall encompasses approximately 373,000 pounds Bar-S Foods products. Produced from July 10 through July 13, the recalled chicken and pork products were sold with establishment No. “ESP. P-81A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The following Bar-S food products are included in this hot dog recall:
- 16-ounce/1-pound packages of “Bar-S Classic Bun Length Franks made with chicken, pork added” with “use by” date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209;
- 12-ounce packages of “Bar-S Classic Franks made with chicken, pork added” with package code 6338, “use by” date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405;
- 24-ounce/1.5-pound cartons of “Signature Pick 5 Corn Dogs – 8 Honey Batter Dipped Franks on a Stick” with a “use by” date of 4/6/2017 and case code 6071;
- 42.72-ounce/2.67-pound cartons of “Bar-S Classic Corn Dogs – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks on a Stick” with “use by” dates of 4/7/2017 and 4/8/2017 and case code 6396;
- 48-ounce/3-pound cartons of “Bar-S Classic Corn Dogs – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks on a Stick” with package code 14054, “Use By” dates of 4/6/2017 and 4/9/2017, and case code 14038.
Federal food officials with the USDA confirmed that there have been no illnesses linked to the hot dog recall. However, the measure was prompted by “recurring listeria species issues at the firm.”
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.