Ready-to-Eat Beef Franks Recalled for Containing Pieces of Metal

If you’re firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend like many of us, it may be time to take a look in that refrigerator: a major hot-dog manufacturer has issued a recall for its products after receiving complaints from customers who found metal in the packaging.

John Morrell and Company is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat beef franks that could have been contaminated with extraneous materials — especially pieces of metal — the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced May 19.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

The beef franks being recalled were produced on January 26, and include 14 oz. sealed film packages of Nathan’s Skinless Beef Franks (8-pack) with a Use-By Date of Aug. 19, and 16-ounce sealed film packages of Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks with a Use-By Date of June 15.

The company discovered the problem after it received three separate complaints of metal objects found in the packages, then notified FSIS. However, there have been no injuries reported.

Consumers who have bought the products are urged not to eat them and to either dispose of them immediately or return them to the point of purchase.