Sabrett hot dog maker recalling 7 million pounds of product


Sabrett hot dogs have been a fixture of the New York City area for decades, sold by street-corner vendors from pushcarts adorned with blue and yellow umbrellas.

Marathon Enterprises Inc. said some hot dog products might be contaminated with "extraneous materials".

More than a dozen Sabrett frankfurter products are being recalled.

Consumers are urged to throw away the products or return them where they were purchased.

The recalled items, which include beef and pork hot dogs and sausages, were produced between March 17 and July 4.

The recall covers products with use-by or sell-by dates between June 19 and October 6. "8864" inside the USDA mark of inspection are affected.

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The products were shipped to retail and institutional locations nationwide.

The family-owned company says they're working closely with the USDA to communicate to its customers and "assure those customers that the recalled products are no longer in stores".

The FSIS' Consumer Complaint Monitoring System first identified the problem July 10 through complaints of bone in the products.

The issue came to the attention of the USDA last week when consumers reported finding small pieces of bone and cartilage in the meat, the USDA and the company said.

At least one person reported a minor oral injury as a result of the product's consumption, the FSIS said.

People with questions about the recall can call Sabrett at 1-800-722-7388 on weekdays, the company said.