The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said meat company John Morrell & Co. “is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.”
The hot dogs were made on January 26 and include “14 oz. sealed film packages containing ‘Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,’ with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017” and “16 oz. sealed film packages containing ‘Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,’ with a Use By date of June 15, 2017,” the agency reported.
The products already have been shipped to retail outlets. The agency added that there have been three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank product packages.
The agency’s description of its mandate:
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
John Morrell & Co. was founded in 1830 and is based in Cincinnati. Its products include ham, bacon, hot dogs, smoked sausages and lunch meat. These are sold in retail operations across the United States. The company maintains a Consumer Affairs team, which can be reached at 800-722-1127.
The FSIS says no one has been injured by eating the products.