Nearly 400,000 hot dogs recalled smack in the middle of cookout season
Our old food poisoning friend listeria is back, and this time it's coming for your cookout frankfurters. Bar-S Foods Company is voluntarily recalling 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products due to possible listeria contamination. The hot dogs, which were shipped to retailers nationwide, were manufactured on July 10, 11, 12 and 13 of this year and bear establishment number “EST. P-81A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Check out the USDA's website for a full list of affected products.
No illnesses related to the recall have been reported so far, so phew. The recall is a precautionary measure initiated by Bar-S "because of recurring listeria issues at the firm." Anyway, it sounds like the company is trying to stay ahead of any potential problems.
So check your refrigerators for these franks, and make sure you're not serving them at your next cookout.