A New York 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.
One consumer even suffered a “minor oral injury” after allegedly swallowing one of these bones, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.
Most of these products are sold under the Sabrett brand and are produced by Marathon Enterprises Inc.’s meat-processing plant in New York’s Bronx borough, as reported by AOL News.
The recall is in effect nationwide, as Sabrett products are on store shelves everywhere, the USDA has stated.
The hot dog manufacturing company released a statement on the recall and posted it to its official website.
“As a fourth-generation, family-owned company, Sabrett takes its responsibility to provide safe foods very seriously with a robust internal food safety program,” the statement read. “Sabrett deeply regrets any concern or inconvenience this has caused its loyal customers.”
The products in question were produced between March 17 and July 4, with a sell-by date ranging from June 19 to October 6, 2017.
This is a Class 1 recall, meaning the USDA considers these products to represent “reasonable probability” of causing “serious, adverse health consequences or death,” if consumed, according to a statement released by the health agency.
However, the company said the recall was set in motion due to “an abundance of caution.”
People with questions about the recall can call Sabrett at 1-800-722-7388 on weekdays.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume more than 20 billion hot dogs in a single year.
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