Marathon Enterprises Inc. Recalls Hot Dog Products Due to Possible Extraneous Material Contamination
Class I Recall — This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death
By Gabrielle N. Johnston, Congressional and Public Affairs
Marathon Enterprises Inc., a Bronx, New York establishment, is recalling approximately 7,196,084 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on July 15, 2017.
The beef and pork hot dog and sausage items were produced on various dates between March 17, 2017 and July 4, 2017. A number of products are subject to recall. For a full list of the sausage, mini franks, and frankfurter products affected, click here (PDF).
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 8854” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail and institutional locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered through FSIS’ Consumer Compliant Monitoring System (CCMS) on July 10, 2017. Complaints stated that extraneous material, specifically pieces of bone, were found within the product.
There has been one reported minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact John Terminello, Consumer Relations, at 1.800.SABRETT Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:15pm. Media with questions about the recall can contact Boyd Adelman, President, at 1.800.SABRETT Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:15pm.