Sabrett hot dogs recalled due to bone fragments

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

Marathon Enterprises Inc. has issued a high health risk recall of 7,196,084 pounds of Sabrett hot dog products that may contain extraneous materials, such as bone fragments.

The recall includes beef frankfurters, cocktail franks and other food items produced in one of its food plants between March 17 and July 4, Sabrett said in a statement on its website.

The issue came to the attention of the USDA last week when consumers reported finding small pieces of bone and cartilage in the meat, the USDA and the company said.

At least one person reported a minor oral injury as a result of the product's consumption, the FSIS said.

The recall applies to the Sabrett products with a sell-by date ranging from June 19 to October 6, the company said. "8854" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped nationwide, the FSIS said in a statement.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. According to the USDA, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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