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Vienna Beef recalls hot dogs for possible contamination

The hot dogs were produced on May 2 and were shipped to locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

The Vienna Beef Sausage company opens a hot dog museum to mark their 125th anniversary, Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. | James Foster/For the Sun-Times
Vienna Beef has issued a recall for possible metal contamination.
James Foster/For the Sun-Times

Vienna Beef is recalling 2,030 pounds of hot dogs Monday that may be contaminated with metal, according to an announcement from the company.

The hot dogs were produced on May 2 and were shipped to locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Here are the products that have been recalled:

  • 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.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries or illness relating to the recall.

Anyone who has bought these products should throw them away or return them to the location where they were purchased.