Food Safety Magazine

News | July 17, 2017

7 Million Pounds of Meat Products Recalled After Consumers Find Bone Pieces

By Staff

7 Million Pounds of Meat Products Recalled After Consumers Find Bone Pieces

More than 7 million pounds of beef and pork hot dogs and sausages have been recalled by a Bronx, New York-based meat processor. The recall comes after numerous consumer complaints about small bone pieces found in the meat products, including at least one report of a “minor oral injury.”

Most of the recalled hot dogs and sausages produced by Marathon Enterprises, Inc. bear the Sabrett brand name. The products were distributed and sold across the U.S. to both retailers and institutions. Sabrett brand hot dogs are very well-known in New York City as they are sold by many street vendors.  Other brands named in the recall include Papaya King and Western Beef.

A statement released by Marathon Enterprises in part reads,

"As a fourth-generation, family-owned company, Sabrett takes its responsibility to provide safe foods very seriously with a robust internal food safety program. Sabrett deeply regrets any concern or inconvenience this has caused its loyal customers."

The affected hot dog and sausage products were produced between March 17, 2017, and July 4, 2017, and are stamped with "EST. 8854" inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s mark of inspection. Consumers are urged to discard these products or return them to the location of purchase.

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