The Christian Science Monitor says that those celebrating Memorial Day in the U.S. consume nearly 71 million hot dogs that day or 818 hot dogs per second. Consumers firing up the grill for this year’s holiday to kickoff summer should heed the recall notice for two popular hot dog brands or they may find a bonus ingredient in their summertime favorite.
Cincinnati-based John Morrell & Co., the parent corporation for both Nathan’s and Curtis Beef Master brands, has recalled more than 210,000 pounds of beef franks after receiving reports of contamination with bits of metal, Food Safety News reports. The hot dogs subject to the recall were produced on January 26 and shipped to retailers nationwide. The side of the packages are marked with the establishment number “EST. 296.”
Products subject to the recall include:
- 14-ounce sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017; and
- 16-ounce sealed film packages containing “Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. However, if anyone is concerned about an injury or illness, they should contact a health care provider.
Consumers should not consume these products and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. For questions about the recall, consumers can call 877-933-4625.