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Hot Dog Recall Includes 210,606 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Beef Franks

More than 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat beef hot dogs are being recalled because they may contain "extraneous metal materials."

Hot Dog Recall FSIS Recall Notice
Ohio-based John Morrell and Co. is recalling a whopping 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat beef hot dog products because they may contain extraneous metal materials. So not tasty.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the following products, which were sold nationwide, are being recalled:

  • 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.

You'll want to look for the establishment number "EST. 296" to see if your hot dogs are affected by the recall. It's important to note that although no cases of injuries or adverse effects have been reported, you should not eat or serve these products. Instead, toss 'em, or go back to your store of purchase for a refund.

If you still have questions about this recall, call 1 (877) 933-4625 for more information.

If it's a Monday night in our house, it's hot dog night! Um, sometimes Tuesday night and Wednesday night are hot dog nights, too. Or Thursday. Or Friday. That's because my kids love hot dogs, bun or not, and there aren't many other foods they'll eat without complaining.

My children's love of this easy-to-prepare food is why this big, and frankly kinda scary, hot dog recall caught my attention. And I can't help but take this opportunity to share this reminder about top choking hazards for young kids, a list which includes hot dogs.

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.