More than 210,000 pounds of hot dogs — including Nathan’s — are being pulled from store shelves after metal shards were found in some of the packages, authorities said.
The US Department of Agriculture said three separate complaints came in about small metal scraps in a batch of hot dogs manufactured by Cincinnati-based John Morrell & Co. on Jan. 26 for the Nathan’s and Curtis brands.
The recall includes packages of 14-ounce “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks” with an expiration date of Aug. 19, 2017, and 16-ounce packages of “Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks,” with a use-by-date of June 15, 2017, the USDA said in a statement.
Authorities say no one has been injured by eating the metal-tainted meat but cautioned consumers who purchased the dogs to either toss them in the garbage or take them back to the store for a refund.
The recall comes in advance of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating championship in Coney Island on July 4.
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