Curtis Beef & Nathan’s Hot Dog Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Curtis Beef & Nathan's Hot Dog Recall [US]John Morrell and Co. recalls an estimated 210,606 pounds of Nathan’s Skinless and Curtis Beef Master branded Ready-To-Eat Hot Dog Products due to suspected metal fragment contamination and consequential risk of ingestion and internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, a serious health hazard. USDA:

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Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Hot Dogs are subject to this recall:

  • Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks, sold in 14-ounce sealed film packages containing with a use-by date of August 19, 2017
  • Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks, sold in 16-ounce sealed film packages containing with a use-by date of June 15, 2017

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Hot Dogs can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the Hot Dogs subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the establishment received three (3) complaints of metal objects in the Beef Frank Product packages. The establishment notified US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) on May 19, 2017.

If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Hot Dogs, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact the company at 1-877-933-4625.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Metal Fragment contamination, please search for “fragment”” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated or adulterated Hot Dogs or Sausage, please search for “hot dog” or “sausage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-052-2017
Recalls Direct RIN: 8699-2017
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