Major Hot Dog Recall Underway: Here's What You Need to Know Right Now

hot dog recallPut those buns down! Though summer is typically all about grilling, if you're planning to make hot dogs for lunch or dinner, you'd better read this first. Bar-S Foods is recalling more than 372,000 pounds of both hot dogs and corn dogs on concerns that these kid-friendly staples may contain listeria. 

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the ready-to-eat chicken and pork hot dog and corn dogs in question were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13 of 2016, and were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

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The following items have been recalled, according to the USDA:

  • 16-oz/1-lb. packages of "BAR-S Classic BUN LENGTH Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with "Use By" date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209.
  • 12-oz. packages of "BAR-S CLASSIC Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with package code 6338, "Use By" date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405.
  • 24-oz./1.5-lb. cartons of "SIGNATURE Pick 5 CORNDOGS – 8 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick" with a "Use By" date of 4/6/2017 and case code 6071.
  • 42.72-oz./2.67-lb. cartons of "BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick" with "Use By" dates of 4/7/2017 and 4/8/2017 and case code 6396.
  • 48-oz./3-lb. cartons of "BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick" with package code 14054, "Use By" dates of 4/6/2017 and 4/9/2017, and case code 14038.

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While listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, headaches, and stomach issues in healthy individuals, it can pose greater health problems in those with weakened immune systems such as pregnant women, children, and seniors. 

If you believe you may have purchased the hot dogs or corn dogs, check your fridge and freezer. Consumers are advised not to eat these products. If you have the recalled items, either throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. 

Consumers with questions can call the Bar-S Foods Consumer Hotline at 1-888-965-6134.

 

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