7 million pounds of hot dogs recalled that may contain bone fragments
The maker of Sabrett hot dogs is recalling more than 7 million pounds of hot dogs because they may contain bone fragments.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of products made by New York City-based Marathon Enterprises Inc. on Saturday.
The recall affects beef and pork hot dogs and sausages produced on various dates between March 17 and July 4.
The food-safety agency says the products subject to recall are stamped "EST. 8854" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The agency says the recalled products have been blamed for one minor oral injury.
Consumers who purchased the hot dogs are urged to throw them away or return them to the store where they bought them.
Click here for more information on the recall.
Here is the announcement from the manufacturer:
An Announcement from Sabrett
As a fourth-generation, family-owned company, Sabrett takes its responsibility to provide safe foods very seriously with a robust internal food safety program.
In an abundance of caution, Sabrett has voluntarily recalled hot dogs and a limited number of other food products produced in one of its food plants between March 17, 2017 and July 4, 2017, with a Sell-By Date, ranging from June 19, 2017 to October 6, 2017. The recall was initiated after customers reported small pieces of bone and cartilage being found in these products. At that time, staff immediately investigated and identified an issue that could have allowed this to occur, and an equipment installation issue was quickly addressed.
Sabrett deeply regrets any concern or inconvenience this has caused its loyal customers. Sabrett is working closely with USDA to effectively communicate to its customers with regards to this recall and to assure those customers that the recalled products are no longer in stores.
Customers looking to determine whether their foods are affected in the recall can find a complete product listing here, or call 1-800-SABRETT (800-722-7388), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Customers with affected foods should throw away the product, contact Sabrett, who will be pleased to provide a full refund. Customers also can apply online for a refund here.
Sabrett has a 90 year history of assuring the safety of its beloved hot dogs, and truly appreciates the continued loyalty of its many valued customers. Thank you.
Marathon Enterprises Inc. Recalls Hot Dog Products Due to Possible Extranous Material Contamination
Class I Recall 082-2017
Health Risk: High Jul 15, 2017
Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2017– Marathon Enterprises Inc., a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,196,084 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The beef and pork hot dog and sausage items were produced on various dates between March 17, 2017 and July 4, 2017. A number of products are subject to recall. [View Labels (PDF only)]
For a full list of products please click here.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 8854” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail and institutional locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered through FSIS’ Consumer Compliant Monitoring System (CCMS) on July 10, 2017. Complaints stated that extraneous material, specifically pieces of bone, were found within the product.
There has been one reported minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact John Terminello, Consumer Relations, at 1-800-SABRETT Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:15pm. Media with questions about the recall can contact Boyd Adelman, President, at 1-800-SABRETT Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:15pm.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
|USDA Recall Classifications|
|Class I||This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II||This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III||This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|