Summertime is the perfect time for cookouts and camping, both of which
frequently involve hotdogs. Roasting hotdogs from a campfire or cooking
them on the grill is quick, easy and cost effective. Even visits to the
ball park, whether professional or little league, might lead to hotdog
consumption. Unfortunately, a popular brand of hotdogs was recently recalled
due to safety concerns.
The company that produces Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs has recalled
more than 200,000 pounds of the product after receiving complaints of
metal being found in packages. Nathan’s is one of the leading hot
dog brands and hosts of the “Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating”
championship every year in July. There were three separate complaints
that led to the recall, each one involving consumers finding small metal
scraps within the food packaging. The manufacturer of the hotdogs, John
Morrell & Co. out of Cincinnati, Ohio, was notified of the complaints
and issued the recall on May 19.
The recall consists of two different products. The first is the 14 oz.
“Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks”, with an expiration
date of August 19, 2017. The second is the 16 oz. “Curtis Beef Master
Franks” with an expiration date of June 15, 2017. Both packages
have “Est. 296” on the side of the packaging and were shipped
nationwide to many different retailers. Check your hotdog packaging for
these markers before purchasing or cooking them to avoid injury.
Thus far, there have been no injuries reported because of the contaminated
meat. Authorities have advised consumers who have purchased either of
the two recalled products to immediately dispose of them or return them
to their local retailer for a refund.
For more information on your legal rights in the event of an injury from
a defective or unsafe product, give Jones & Swanson a call today at