September 18, 2000
20 Tons of Franks Recalled
City, Fl (SafetyAlerts) - Lykes Meat
Group Inc. said today it is recalling 40,000 pounds of chicken and turkey franks because
the product may be undercooked.
The franks, which were sold under the names Smithfield and Fairgrounds, were produced Aug.
14 and bear ``P-2653'' on the label. The problem was discovered after a consumer
complaint, but no illnesses have been associated with the product, USDA said.
The products and the
identifying codes are:
Fairgrounds ``jumbo franks,'' code
dated 227002A, for use by Oct. 23.
Smithfield ``grill ready chicken
franks,'' code dated 227002A, for use by Oct. 13.
Smithfield ``premium hot dogs,''
code dated 227002B, for use by Oct. 13 or Oct. 23.
The franks were distributed to stores in California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
"Because of the potential
foodborne illness, we urge consumers not to eat the franks and hot dogs but return them
tot he place of purchase," said Ronald Hicks, acting administrator of USDA's Food
Safety and Inspection Service.
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