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John Morrell recalls 210,606 pounds of Nathan's, Curtis hot dogs

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 22:00:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- John Morrell and Co. has recalled thousands of pounds of beef frank products after receiving complaints of metal objects found inside the packages.

The company announced the recall of 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products Friday.

A statement from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall involves products bearing the number "EST. 296" on the side of the package.

The items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

John Morrell and Co. received three complaints of the metal objects inside the and notified the USDA. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries from consumption of the products have been reported.

The beef franks were produced Jan. 26, 2017. The items recalled are:

  • 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 recalled hot dogs were shipped nationwide. Anyone who has these items should throw them away or return them to where they purchased them.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1-877-933-4625.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day

The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day.