A NY company is recalling 7,196,084 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials including bone fragments. The recall is a Class I health hazard situation because there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
In one case, someone who ate one of the hot dogs suffered a "minor oral injury", the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.
These items were shipped to locations nationwide.
Over seven million pounds of Sabrett hot dogs may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday.
The contamination was discovered through the FSIS' complaints system on July 10.
That was the only reported incidence of injury or illness connected with the products, produced by Marathon Enterprises Inc.'s meat-processing plant in New York's Bronx borough. The complaints stated that extraneous material, specifically pieces of bone, were found in the product.
The FSIS advises anyone with these products to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. It is recommended that you contact a healthcare provider if you are concerned about an injury or illness.
A number of products are subject to recall.
Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Sabrett Consumer Relations at 1-800-SABRETT Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.to 5:15 p.m.