Memorial Day is just around the corner, a holiday that often signifies the kick off of summer. If you've already done your grocery shopping for your weekend barbecue and stocked up on your burgers and hot dogs, you may want to check your freezer. Vienna Beef, the makers of the popular Vienna Beef Franks hot dogs has just issued a voluntary recall on the hot dogs.
According to a recall notice by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA), the recall is affecting approximately 2,030 pounds of the popular hot dogs noting they may have been exposed to possible metal contamination.
The notice also said that the 'skinless beef frankfurters' affected by the recall have been shipped to food service locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
Thankfully there have been no reports of injury or adverse reactions to consuming these products, but the USDA does advise that if you are concerned about any injury or illness you should contact your local doctor or healthcare provider.
The products affected by the recall were produced on May 2, 2019. This is a list of the products affected noted by the USDA.
- 10-lb. cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6” 8’s 10#” with case code 013180 and package code 9122 represented on the label.
- 10-lb. cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6” 11’s 10#” with case code 013312 and package code 9122 or 9123 represented on the label.
- 10-lb. cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 7” 9’s 10#” with case code 013490 and package code 9122 or 9123 represented on the label.
Consumers are urged to check their freezers to ensure they do not have any of these recalled items and if they do, throw them out or return them to the point of purchase. If you have questions about the recall you can contact Tom McGlade, VP of Marketing, Vienna Beef Ltd., at (773) 435-2204.