October 13, 1999
Sabrett Skinless Beef Frankfurters Recalled
for Listeria Contamination
Rutherford, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Marathon Enterprises Inc., is
voluntarily recalling about 52,000 pounds of their Sabrett Skinless Beef Frankfurters
because a sample of these hot dogs have tested positive for Listeria contamination.
The sample was collected by inspectors for the New
York State Department of Agriculture, which regularly inspects food establishments to
ensure proper sanitation.
The recalled Sabrett Frankfurters were sold in 16
oz. packages with the code "Sell by October 22 A and "Sell by October 22 B.
The labels bear "EST8894" inside the USDA seal of inspection. The
hot dogs were produced on August 20 and were distributed in New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida and Georgia.
New York State Agriculture Commissioner is warning
consumers not to eat the recalled hot dogs with the above codes. If consumed the
product could cause Listeriosis, a disease which usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in
healthy individuals. However, Listeriosis could be life threatening to individuals
with weakened immune systems, the elderly and may result in still-births in pregnant
Consumers with questions about the recall may
contact Boyd Adelman, Executive Vice President of Marathon Enterprises at 201-935-3330
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