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WARNING: Huge hot dog recall, metal shards found in packaging

Certain packages of John Morrell & Company’s Nathan’s hot dogs and Curtis hot dogs are being recalled after metal shards were found in some of the hot dogs’ packages. New York Post reports that US Department of Agriculture (USDA) received several different complaints after consumers opened their hot dog packages and surprisingly found small metal scraps …

Certain packages of John Morrell & Company’s Nathan’s hot dogs and Curtis hot dogs are being recalled after metal shards were found in some of the hot dogs’ packages.

New York Post reports that US Department of Agriculture (USDA) received several different complaints after consumers opened their hot dog packages and surprisingly found small metal scraps inside. The recall includes the 16-ounce packages of “Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks” with a June 15, 2017 expiration date, and the 14-ounce packages of  “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks” with an August 19, 2017 expiration date.

So far, no one has been injured from hot dogs, but anyone who already consumed the hots dogs should contact a physician immediately if there are any health concerns. According to the USDA, the recall is low-risk and a “health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”

The recalled packages have “Est. 296” written on the sides. The hot dogs were shipped to stores across the nation.

The USDA states that consumer questions about the recall should be directed to 1 (877) 933-4625. Media inquiries about the recall should be directed to Kathleen Kirkham at (757) 365-1965. Anyone who already bought the hot dogs should return them to the place of purchase for a refund or throw them away.