7 million hot dogs recalled nationwide for containing bone fragments

Nearly 7.2M pounds of hot dogs recalled, could contain bone fragments

A NY meat processor is recalling more than seven million pounds of hot dogs and sausages after customers complained about finding bones in some of the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA says complaints alerted the agency to the issue.

In one case, a consumer who ate one of the hot dogs produced by Marathon's meat-processing plant in NY was reported to have suffered minor oral injury.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to not consume them.

The recall includes Sabrett, Western Beef, Stew Leonard's, Papaya King, 1906 and Windmill hot dogs labels.

The affected beef and pork dogs would have been purchased by people between March 17th and July 4th this year. They are a mix of retail and institutional products, most packaged under the Sabrett brand.

The recall applies to the Sabrett products with a sell-by date ranging from June 19 to October 6, the company said. The company said that questions related to the products can be answered at 1-800-722-7388, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 5:15 p.m. Refunds can also be applied for online. "8864" inside of the USDA mark of inspection.

Recalled products bear an establishment number "EST".

Sabrett, which began making hot dogs in 1926, has two manufacturing plants and a distribution center in the Bronx. The hot dogs have always been sold in New York City area by street-corner pushcart vendors.

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