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

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

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

More than 7 million pounds of hot dogs are being recalled after consumers reported finding pieces of bone and cartilage inside, according to officials. "8854" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture made the announcement on Saturday, placing the recall under a Class I, High Health Risk category.

Customers who have purchased the affected products are urged to throw them away.

The Sabrett brand name is owned by Marathon Enterprises, a regional meats and delicatessen supplier based in New York City.

More than seven million pounds of hot dogs are being recalled nationwide because they could contain bone fragments. The items that are being recalled show the establishment number "EST".

"Sabrett deeply regrets any concern or inconvenience this has caused it's loyal customers", the statement added.

The alarm was raised after reports of bone pieces in the products started flooding the watchdog's Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS), beginning July 10.

People with questions about the recall can call Sabrett at 1-800-722-7388 on weekdays, the company said.

FSIS routinely takes measures to ensure recalling firms notify customers and take the steps necessary to make certain that recalled products are no longer available to consumers.