John Morrell recalls beef frank products

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Reports of metal contamination triggered the recall of 210,000 lbs. of product.
WASHINGTON- The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the recall of 210,606 pounds of hot dog products produced by Cincinnati, Ohio-based, John Morrell and Co., a Smithfield Foods subsidiary, due to possible contamination from extraneous materials, specifically metal. Three complaints of metal objects in the franks were made to the company, which notified FSIS on May 19, 2017.

The following products produced on January 26, 2017 are subject to recall:

The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

• 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.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. 

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By ANGELA CALVELLI 8/6/2017 2:15:54 PM
I have a package of Nathan's hot dogs in my fridge with a use by date of Oct. 2017 --- but it also has the EST 296 number. Are the hot dogs safe to consume?