You may want to go out for spaghetti or chicken instead over the next few days.
Bar-S Foods is recalling more than 370,000 pounds of its hot dogs and corn dogs because they may contain listeria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Tuesday. This recall affects ALL 50 States in the U.S.
Listeria can cause an infection with symptoms including fever, muscle aches and convulsions in anyone, though it’s primarily a risk for elderly people, babies and those who are pregnant or have weak immune systems. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
The recalled hot dogs and corn dogs have not been proven to contain listeria, but Bar-S is recalling them as a precautionary measure, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reports.
The ready-to-eat, chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog items were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
16-oz/1-lb. packages of “BAR-S Classic BUN LENGTH Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED” with “Use By” date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209.
12-oz. packages of “BAR-S CLASSIC Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED” with package code 6338, “Use By” date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405.
24-oz./1.5-lb. cartons of “SIGNATURE Pick 5 CORNDOGS – 8 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with a “Use By” date of 4/6/2017 and case code 6071.
42.72-oz./2.67-lb. cartons of “BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with “Use By” dates of 4/7/2017 and 4/8/2017 and case code 6396.
48-oz./3-lb. cartons of “BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with package code 14054, “Use By” dates of 4/6/2017 and 4/9/2017, and case code 14038.
If you’ve bought any of the recalled products, Bar-S recommends you throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
For more on any recalled food in your area, click here.