John Morrell and Co recalls ready-to-eat hot dog products in US over contamination concerns


US-based John Morrell and Co has recalled 210,606lb of ready-to-eat hot dog products over concerns that they may be tainted with extraneous materials, particularly metal.

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) statement, the beef franks items were produced on 26 January.

"The contamination issue was discovered following three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank products."

The products being recalled include 14oz sealed film packages containing 'Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks' with a use-by date of 19 August, and 16oz sealed film packages containing 'Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks', with a use-by date of 15 June.

These products bear establishment number 'EST. 296' on the cover.

The items were shipped to retail outlets across the country.

The contamination issue was discovered following three complaints over finding metal objects in the beef frank products. John Morrell and Co notified FSIS on 19 May.

The company so far has not received any reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption.

John Morrell and Co has urged customers who have bought these products not to consume them and either return them to the place of purchase or throw them away.

This recall is considered to be Class II, which indicates that there is a health hazard situation where there is a chance of adverse health risks due to product consumption.