Amid the upcoming Memorial Day celebration in United States, many people will partake in the traditional first-use of the barbecue for the season. However, please be aware to this news item, a popular hot dog brand has issued recall over metal contamination.
John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati-based company that makes Nathan’s and Curtis beef franks, has “voluntarily” recalled 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dogs.
According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the hot dogs may be contaminated with metal objects.
The US agency also warns the public to be vigilant in buying either of these brands, take a look at the package.
The recalled hot dogs include 14-ounce sealed film packages of Nathan’s 8 Skinless Beef Franks with a use-by date of August 19, 2017.
The recall also includes 16-ounce sealed film packages of Curtis Beef Master franks with a use-by date of June 15, 2017.
Government also mandated the public to check the side of the package and look for “EST. 296.”
Based on the tracking, the company shipped the brands in question to stores throughout the country.
As of now, there have been three complaints about metal objects in the beef franks.
However, no one has reported any injuries or illnesses related to the products.
If you have a recalled package, you can throw them in the garbage or also you can take them back to the store where you bought them.
The company also opens communication hotline for all questions pertaining to the recall, reach the John Morrell and Co. at 1-877-933-4625.