With Memorial Day right around the corner, many people will partake in the traditional first-use of the barbecue for the season. However, if you plan to grill, you will want to first check your hot dog brand.
Chances are, you might have purchased a hot dog brand that is on a recall list.
John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati 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.
If you bought 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. It also includes 16-ounce sealed film packages of Curtis Beef Master franks with a use-by date of June 15, 2017. Additionally, check the side of the package and look for “EST. 296.”
The company shipped the brands in question to stores throughout the country.
So far, 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, throw them in the garbage. You can also take them back to the store where you bought them.
If you have questions pertaining to the recall, call John Morrell and Co. at 1-877-933-4625.
Watch the news report on the recall of the Nathan’s and Curtis hot dog brands: