7.2M pounds of hot dogs and sausages recalled

7.2M pounds of hot dogs and sausages recalled

Marathon Enterprises Inc. said some hot dog products might be contaminated with "extraneous materials".

The recall by Marathon Enterprises includes hot dogs and salami sold to restaurants and other food services under the Sabrett, Nathan's Private Label and Katz's Delicatessen labels. "The recall was initiated after customers reported small pieces of bone and cartilage being found in these products".

The agency says the recalled products have been blamed for one minor oral injury.

Officials also said those who have purchased the hot dogs should throw them out or return them to where they were bought.

A whopping 7,196,084 pounds (3,264 tons) of beef and pork are to be pulled from shelves.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume more than 20 billion hot dogs in a single year.

"As a fourth-generation, family-owned company, Sabrett takes its responsibility to provide safe foods very seriously with a robust internal food safety program", Sabrett said in statement on its website.

As a precautionary measure, a meat processor recalled more than 7 million of its hot dogs and sausages over concern these may contain bone fragments.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. A complete product list can be found at the FSIS website.

The affected meat products were produced between March 17 and July 4 and came with a sell-by data that range from June 19 to October 6, 2017.

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