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Beware of corn dogs — your latest food recall

Larry Plagman enjoys a corn dog on the first day of the 2003 Iowa State Fair August 7, 2003 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Larry Plagman enjoys a corn dog on the first day of the 2003 Iowa State Fair August 7, 2003 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Larry Plagman enjoys a corn dog on the first day of the 2003 Iowa State Fair August 7, 2003 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The label from a package of Bar-S hot dogs that were recalled for listeria contamination on July 19, 2016.
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Larry Plagman enjoys a corn dog on the first day of the 2003 Iowa State Fair August 7, 2003 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The label from a package of Bar-S corn dogs that were recalled for listeria contamination on July 19, 2016.
Photo courtesy of the USDA
Larry Plagman enjoys a corn dog on the first day of the 2003 Iowa State Fair August 7, 2003 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sara Lee brand Best Kosher Hot Dogs and State Fair Corn Dogs in the courtyard of the Rayburn House Office Building July 23, 2008 in Washington, DC.
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Those delicious deep-fried and battered meat tubes known as corn dogs have a little problem. Well, 372,684 pounds of them do.

The USDA on Tuesday announced the recall of several varieties of ready-to-eat chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs manufactured by Bar-S Foods Company, an Altus, Okla. establishment. Federal regulators say they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The announcement comes as many county fairs are getting underway and as summer barbecue season reaches its peak.

Bar-S foods are widely distributed and available in many Southern California grocery stores.

The following products — produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2016 — are subject to recall:

The label from a package of Bar-S corn dogs that were recalled for listeria contamination on July 19, 2016.
The label from a package of Bar-S corn dogs that were recalled for listeria contamination on July 19, 2016.
Photo courtesy of the USDA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, symptoms of listeriosis typically include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms although symptoms can vary from person to person. Listeriosis is most dangerous for older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.