More Than 200,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs Have Been Recalled

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Hot dogs are a great easy weeknight dinner, so it’s no wonder you’ve probably got a few packs stored in your fridge. But, if you’ve bought hot dogs recently, you’re going to need to check the packaging because more than 200,000 pounds worth of hot dogs are being recalled.

The following products, which were sold nationwide and produced by the Ohio-based John Morrell and Co., are being recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service:

  • 14-ounce sealed film packages containing Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks with a “Use By” date of Aug. 19, 2017
  • 16-ounce sealed film packages containing Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks with a “Use By” date of June 15, 2017


In total, 210,606 pounds of these hot dogs were said to “contain extraneous metal materials,” according to the food safety service. The company received three complaints and notified the federal government, although there have been no confirmed injuries or adverse side effects.

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What To Look For

The contaminated packages will be marked with the establishment number “Est. 296,” and the packages were shipped nationwide. So, if you’ve bought a Nathan’s or Curtis brand package recently, you need to check the packaging before eating.

What To Do If You Bought A Recalled Package

You should be sure to throw packages marked “Est. 296” from Nathan’s or Curtis hot dog brands away or return to the store of purchase for a refund, just to be safe.

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Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to fire up the grill, but make sure you’re safe while doing it. From making sure you’re using hot dogs that are fit for eating to keeping the grill at least 10 feet from the house, there’s a whole list of safety precautions to keep in mind to make sure your summer barbecues run smoothly.

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Here’s to all of the safe summer grilling sessions to come!

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