More than 2,000 pounds of Vienna Beef sausages have been removed because they can contain metal fragments, said the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. UU
Chicago style retired dogs – all packed in boxes of 10 pounds of skinless sausages with EST. 1, within the USDA mark of inspection, were sent to food service locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, according to the federal agency.
Produced on May 2, potentially contaminated products were identified in a USDA online ad.
"We picked it up about a week and a half ago," Tom McGlade, vice president of marketing for the Chicago-based company, told McN. He said that only a small number of restaurants buy the large 10-pound boxes and, since the company tracks case numbers, he was able to identify the restaurants where the hot dogs had been delivered.
The retreat was limited to restaurants and had "nothing to do with the produce of the grocery store," McGlade said.
According to the USDA, packages can be opened and remain in refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants should throw them away or return them.
So far, there have been no confirmed reports of health problems caused by the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a possible injury or illness should contact a health care provider.
The company discovered the problem and reported it to the USDA, which classified the action as a Class I reminder, which means that there is a "reasonable likelihood" that eating the pepperoni will cause "serious or adverse consequences for health or death". .
McGlade said that the press reports used images of the retail product, which caused an "uncontrolled fire of people who were frightened". However, the recall was isolated from the products packaged in the food service, he said.
The Chicago-style hot dog originated in street vendors of carts during the Great Depression, according to the company's 125-year-old website.