More of a summertime favorite has been recalled. Approximately 7.2 million pounds of hot dogs were recalled last weekend by Marathon Enterprises, Inc., based in Bronx, New York. The recall was prompted by customer complaints about finding extraneous material – specifically bone fragments – in the product, according to Food Safety News.
The Food Safety Inspection Service’s Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS), which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), began receiving complaints on July 10. The CCMS has received at least one report of “a minor oral injury from eating one of the bone-bearing products.” Consumers concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider. The products should not be consumed, but should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
The recalled products include beef and pork hot dog and sausage items produced and shipped to retail and institutional customers nationwide. The products were manufactured between March 17, 2017, and July 4, 2017, and bear the establishment number “EST. 8854” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Consumers can identify the products by referring to the last three or four digits of the UPC code. Product labels include the brand names Sabrett, Western Beef, Stew Leonards and Papaya King. A full list of recalled items is available on the USDA’s website.
For additional information or questions, consumers may contact John Terminello, Consumer Relations, at 800-722-7388 Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
The latest recall is in addition to the hot dogs recalled earlier this year just before Memorial Day, as Righting Injustice reported.
Food Safety News
U.S. Department of Agriculture