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Hot dogs recalled due to possible metal, 'extraneous materials' contamination

Hot dogs recalled due to possible metal, 'extraneous materials' contamination

The maker of two popular hot dog brands found in stores all over the country is recalling more than 210,000 pounds of products the company fears may be contaminated.

The recall announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) impacts products sold by John Morrell and Co., the Cincinnati based company that packages and sells Nathan's hot dogs and Curtis beef franks.

Impacted by the recall are:

• 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.

• 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

According to a report provided by the FSIS, the problem was discovered after the company received complaints of metal objects in beef frank product packages.

As of Friday, there were no confirmed reports of reactions or injury do to the consumption of the above listed products.

The FSIS is advising anyone who purchased the recalled products to not consume them and throw them out.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1 (877) 933-4625.

Consumers with general food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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