Sabrett maker recalls over 7 million pounds of hot dogs


A U.S. Department of Agriculture news release said that the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service started receiving complaints on July 10 stating that "extraneous material, specifically pieces of bone, were found within the product".

The recall includes Sabrett, Western Beef, Stew Leonard's, Papaya King, 1906 and Windmill hot dogs labels. These items were shipped nationwide.

The FSIS advises anyone with these products to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. "Sabrett is working closely with USDA to effectively communicate to its customers with regards to this recall and to assure those customers that the recalled products are no longer in stores".

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That was the only reported incidence of injury or illness connected with the products, produced by Marathon Enterprises Inc.'s meat-processing plant in New York's Bronx borough.

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. The federal government has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. A full list of the products can be found here, and customers who bought the tainted product can apply for a refund here.

People with questions about the recall can call Sabrett at 1-800-722-7388 on weekdays, the company said. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.