It may not be as predetermined as the 4th of July, but there’s a nontrivial chance you’ll be consuming hot dogs over Memorial Day weekend.
You should be vigilant in your purchase, though, as a major hot dog producer has recalled 100 tons of dogs.
John Morrell & Co., the company that produces hot dogs for Nathan’s and Curtis brand, issued a recall for more than 200,000 pounds of hot dogs, Food Safety News reports. These contaminated dogs may contain “Extraneous materials, specifically metal,” according to the USDA. Fortunately, no reactions or injuries have been reported yet.
The offending dogs were produced back on January 26 and appear in 14-ounce packs labeled “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks” with a use-by date of August 19, 2017. They’re also in 16-ounces packs of “Curtis Beef Master Beef Franks” with a use-by date of June 15, 2017. All recalled dogs have the code “EST. 296 on the packages.”
If you come across these bad dogs, you should throw them away or return them to the store. You don’t need metal all up in your guts ruining your holiday weekend. But if you're cooking with the right franks, then use these tips to make the perfect holiday hot dog.