We're buying hamburgers and hot dogs like crazy now that the summer season is starting. Baseball, cookouts and even the upcoming Memorial Day weekend has us in the spirit to break out the grill and enjoy some quality cookin' time outside. That's why it's particularly disturbing that there's a massive hot dog recall happening right now.
Delish reports that over 210,000 pounds of hot dogs have been recalled from retailers nationwide. The issue? Pieces of metal were being found inside of them! Affected brands are reported to be the 14-ounce pack of Nathan's Skinless 8 Beef Franks and the 16-ounce pack of Curtis Beef Master Franks. Here's what they look like:
If you have any hot dog packages that look like these in your fridge, check the "Use By" dates. The Nathan's brand hot dogs will have the use-by date of Aug. 19, 2017, and the Curtis brand will have a use-by date of June 15, 2017. All of these hot dogs were produced on Jan. 26 and say, "EST. 296" on them. These hot dogs were shipped to stores nationwide so it can't hurt to double-check what's in your fridge.
According to Food Safety News, the recall notice stated, "The problem was discovered after the (company) received three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank product packages. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products." At least that's good news!
Those who do have these products in their refrigerators are being urged not to consume them (unless you like metal in your hot dogs, that is). They should be thrown out or, even better, returned to the store from which they were purchased. You can probably trade them in for some non-metal-filled dogs. Then you can go back about your business, grilling out and enjoying the summer.
If you have any questions, you can call 877-933-4625 to learn more. These are some very popular hot dog brands, so I can't stress enough that you need to double-check your supply! I know a hot dog cookout sounds good, but the risk isn't worth it.