If you're planning on firing up some dogs on the grill this holiday weekend, you might want to check them first and make sure they aren't being recalled! According to a release from the US Department of Agriculture, 2,030 pounds of hot dogs manufactured by Chicago based Vienna Beef LTD. has been placed under a "Class 1" recall after the franks were suspected of being contaminated with "extraneous materials - particularly metal" The products affected by the recall were shipped to stores in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and are marked with “EST. 1” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.

According to the USDA:

The beef frank links items were produced on May 2, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

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

Again, this is a "Class 1." The USDA categorizes their recalls in the following ways:

Class 1 "...there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
Class 2  "...there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product."
Class 3 "...the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences."

If you have questions about the recall, you can contact  the VP of Marketing for Vienna Beef LTD., Tom McGlade by calling (773) 435-2204.

[SOURCE: USDA]