Possible extraneous material causes hot dog recall

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Marathon Enterprises is recalling over 7 million lbs of hot dog products. 
 
WASHINGTON – the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Bronx, New York-based Marathon Enterprises is recalling approximately 7,196,084 lbs. of hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Several beef and pork hot dog and sausage products produced on various dates between March 17, 2017 and July 4, 2017 are subject to recall. For a full list of products please click here. To view the labels of recalled products click here.

The recalled items were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide and bear establishment number “EST. 8854” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Complaints of extraneous material, specifically bone fragments, through FSIS’ Consumer Compliant Monitoring System (CCMS) on July 10, 2017, alerted FSIS to the problem.

There has been one reported minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely takes measures to ensure recalling firms notify customers and take the steps necessary to make certain that recalled products are no longer available to consumers.

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 contact John Terminello, Consumer Relations, at 1-800-SABRETT Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:15 pm. 

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