A Cincinnati hot dog manufacturer has recalled more than 200,000 pounds of Nathan’s and Curtis franks after receiving numerous complaints of metal objects in the product packages.
The manufacturer of the hot dogs, John Morrell & Co, received the complaints and announced the recall May 19, just days ahead of Memorial Day Weekend.
The recalled items include 14 oz packages containing Nathan’s skinless and beef franks, and 16 oz packages of Curtis beef master franks, all produced on Jan. 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a release.
The recall was issued after three different retailers reported complaints of metal bits in the hot dogs.
There have been no injuries related to consumption of the products, the release said.
The agency said the recall was considered a low-risk “health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”
The recall comes in advance of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating championship in Coney Island July 4.