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You May Have Heard About This Nationwide Hot Dog Recall

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Last Friday, Cincinnati-based John Morrell and Co., the manufacturer of Nathan’s and Curtis-brand hot dogs, issued a voluntary nationwide recall of over 210,000 pounds of its hot dogs. The move was the result of three customers complaining they'd discovered small, flaky scraps of metal in their franks.

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These discoveries, thankfully, weren’t accompanied by any documented injuries. But the Food Safety and Inspection Service, a branch of the USDA, was able to isolate the recall to two products, noting that each has an establishment number of “EST. 296” on the side of their packaging.

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The affected pair of products are 14 oz. sealed film packages with Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks with an expiration date of August 19, 2017 and 16 oz. sealed-film packages of Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks with an expiration date of June 15, 2017.

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John Morrell is asking customers to throw out these products or ask for a refund, though the company is confident that the problem hasn’t affected any other products. It’s high time for grilling, after all; please be careful as you gear up that grill and bite into that smoky, bronze wiener. I wouldn’t want you to ingest little morsels of metal.

For more information about the recall, head here.

Tags: recalls, usda, hot dogs