Vienna Beef recalls hot dogs due to metal


CHICAGO – JUNE 4: Hot dogs are packaged for retail at the Vienna Beef factory June 4, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Vienna Beef recently signed a deal with Target Corp. to sell the company’s hot dogs at its 1,350 Target store food courts and packaged for retail in the 1,000 Target stores that sell groceries. […]

Vienna Beef has recalled more than 2,000 pounds of beef hot dogs that may be contaminated with pieces of metal. 

The Chicago-based business said the 10-pound packages of beef frankfurters were sold to restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin and were not available in supermarkets or online grocery stores, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. 

The beef frank links were produced on May 2 and bear the establishment number “EST.1” inside the the USDA inspection mark and have the following label codes: 

  • Vienna Beef 10-pound cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6″ 8’s 10#” with case code 013180 and package code 9122 on the label.
  • Vienna Beef 10-pound cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6″ 11’s 10#” with case code 013312 and packaging code 9122 or 9123 on the label.
  • Vienna Beef 10-pound cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 7″ 9’s 10#” with case code 013490 and package code 9122 or 9123 on the label.

There have been no reports of illness or injury. 

Anyone with the recalled products is urged to throw it away or return to the store. 

More information on the recall can be found by clicking here. 

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