More than seven million pounds of Sabrett hot dogs and sausages are being recalled after bone fragments and pieces of cartilage were discovered in some of the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.
One person reported a minor mouth injury after eating one of the foods, the FSIS said.
The brands’ parent company, New-York based Marathon Enterprises Inc., is recalling more than 7.1 million pounds of beef and pork hot dogs, sausages and salami.
Sabrett said the recall started “after customers reported small pieces of bone and cartilage being found in these products.”
“At that time, staff immediately investigated and identified an issue that could have allowed this to occur, and an equipment installation issue was quickly addressed,” Sabrett said in a message posted on its website.
The recall covers products with use-by or sell-by dates between June 19 and October 6.
The Marathon Enterprises recall also covers hot dogs and salami sold to restaurants and other food services under the Sabrett, Nathan’s Private Label and Katz’s Delicatessen labels.
“Sabrett deeply regrets any concern or inconvenience this has caused its loyal customers,” the company said. “Sabrett is working closely with USDA to effectively communicate to its customers with regards to this recall and to assure those customers that the recalled products are no longer in stores.”
People with questions about the recall can call Sabrett at 1-800-722-7388 on weekdays, the company said.