Vienna Beef has recalled 2,030 pounds of beef hot dogs out of concerns they might contain pieces of metal.
Vienna Beef's vice president of marketing Tom McGlade said the possibly contaminated packages were sold to restaurants in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and were not available directly to the consumer through supermarkets or online grocery stores. The company was able to collect all the impacted hot dog packages after they constated the problem, but the USDA recall notice indicates government food-safety officials are "concerned that some product may be in food service refrigerators or freezers." No one has reported being injured by the contaminants, which are described as “extraneous materials, specifically metal.”
Frankfurters that contain the establishment code “ENT 1” and inscriptions as “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6” 8’s 10#” with case code 013180 and package code 9122, “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6” 11’s 10#” with case code 013312 and package code 9122 or 9123 or “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 7” 9’s 10#” with case code 013490 and package code 9122 or 9123 must be discarded. The hot dogs were produced on May 2. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service urged consumers not to consume the recalled products. but anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.