Cincinnati-based John Morrell and Co. is recalling 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.


The products were produced on January 26, 2017 and sold under the following names:

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 beef franks have establishment number EST. 296 on the side of the package. They were shipped nationwide.

The issue was discovered after John Morrell and Co. received three reports of metal objects in the packages.

No injuries or adverse reactions have been reported.

Consumers who purchased the products should not consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to their place of purchase.

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