July 15 (UPI) — Sabrett has voluntarily recalled more than 7.1 million pounds of hot dogs and sausages after bone and cartilage found was found in some products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.
New York based Marathon Enterprises Inc., the brand’s parent company, reported 7,196,084 pounds of beef and pork hot dogs, sausages and salami are affected, the USDA said in a release.
The USDA confirmed one minor oral injury associated with a Sabrett product.
Sabrett posted on its website “customers reported small pieces of bone and cartilage being found in these products.”
“At that time, staff immediately investigated and identified an issue that could have allowed this to occur, and an equipment installation issue was quickly addressed,” Sabrett said.
Consumers are urged to throw away the products or return them where they were purchased. Customers can also apply online for a refund.
The recalled products were produced between March 17 and July 4. The affected items are in various sizes and marketed under different brands names, including Western Beef, Stew Leonard, Papaya, 1906 Premium. Also sold institutionally: Katz’s Delicatessen salami and Nathan’s Private Label.
The products bear establishment number “EST. 8854” inside the USDA mark of inspection with a sell-by date ranging from June 19, 2017 to Oct. 6, 2017.
Customers can call 800-722-7388 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., for information.
Sabrett, which began making hot dogs in 1926, has two manufacturing plants and a distribution center in the Bronx. Its corporate offices are in Englewood, N.J., according to its website.