WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on July 19 announced a recall of approximately 372,684 lbs. of ready-to-eat products from Altus, Oklahoma-based Bar-S Foods Company. The chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that are being recalled may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The RTE chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog items, which were shipping to retail locations nationwide, were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2016.
Bar-S Foods notified FSIS’ Dallas District Office on July 19 of its plan to recall five chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that they found could potentially be contaminated with L. monocytogenes. Test results for Listeria in connection with the products are not in yet, but because of past Listeria issues at the company, Bar-S has decided to remove the products from the market to be safe. FSIS reports that there have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
The following products are subject to recall:
• 16-oz. packages of “BAR-S Classic BUN LENGTH Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED” with “Use By” date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209.
• 12-oz. packages of “BAR-S CLASSIC Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED” with package code 6338, “Use By” date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405.
• 24-oz. cartons of “SIGNATURE Pick 5 CORNDOGS – 8 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with a “Use By” date of 4/6/2017 and case code 6071.
• 42.72-oz. cartons of “BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with “Use By” dates of 4/7/2017 and 4/8/2017 and case code 6396.
• 48-oz. cartons of “BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with package code 14054, “Use By” dates of 4/6/2017 and 4/9/2017, and case code 14038.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-81A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
According to USDA, consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.