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Recall: Beef Hot Dogs May Contain Metal Fragments

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May 20, 2019 -- Vienna Beef Ltd. is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of beef hot dogs because they may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

The Chicago-based company's beef franks were shipped in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

The FSIS says no one has been hurt from eating the products. Anyone with the beef hot dogs should throw them away or return them to the store where they were bought.

The beef franks were produced on May 2, 2019. The recall includes the following products:

10-pound cases containing "SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6" 8's 10#," case code 013180, package code 9122 on the label.

10-pound cases containing "SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6" 11's 10#," case code 013312, package code 9122 or 9123 on the label.

10-pound cases containing "SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 7" 9's 10#," case code 013490, package code 9122 or 9123 on the label.

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Tom McGlade, vice president of marketing at Vienna Beef Ltd., at 773-435-2204.

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 at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET 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 http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD on May 20, 2019

Sources

USDA: “Vienna Beef Ltd. Recalls Beef Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.”

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