Company recalls 30 million hot dogs after bones were found in products


Recalled hot dogs
Recalled hot dogs
By: Tanya Clark  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) Millions of hot dogs will be destroyed after pieces of bone were discovered by a consumer who was eating a sausage produced by a company in New York.

Marathon Enterprises Inc., which is based in the Bronx, is recalling approximately 7.2 million pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The recall affects about 30 million hot dogs. The beef and pork hot dog and sausage items were produced on various dates between March 17 and July 4.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 8854” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail and institutional locations across the country.

The problem was discovered through the FSIS’ Consumer Compliant Monitoring System (CCMS) on July 10.

Complaints stated that extraneous material, specifically pieces of bone, were found within the product.

There has been one reported minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider, the USDA said. Consumers who have purchased these products were urged not to consume them.

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, the USDA added.