John Morrell recalls 210,606 pounds of Nathan's, Curtis hot dogs

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati-based meat processor John Morrell and Co. is recalling 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dogs because they could be contaminated with metal.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall early Saturday.

John Morrell got three complaints and notified the agency Friday. No one has reported getting sick or being hurt.

The beef franks were produced Jan. 26, 2017. The items recalled are:

  • 14 oz. sealed film packages containing "Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS" with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.
  • 16 oz. sealed film packages containing "Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks" with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

They'll have establishment number "EST. 296" on the side of the package.

The recalled hot dogs were shipped nationwide. Anyone who has these items should throw them away or return them to where they purchased them.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1-877-933-4625.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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