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:
- 16-oz/1-lb. packages of “BAR-S Classic BUN LENGTH Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED” with “Use By” date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209.
- 12-oz. packages of “BAR-S CLASSIC Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED” with package code 6338, “Use By” date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405.
- 24-oz./1.5-lb. cartons of “SIGNATURE Pick 5 CORNDOGS – 8 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with a “Use By” date of 4/6/2017 and case code 6071.
- 42.72-oz./2.67-lb. cartons of “BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with “Use By” dates of 4/7/2017 and 4/8/2017 and case code 6396.
- 48-oz./3-lb. cartons of “BAR-S CLASSIC CORN DOGS – 16 Honey Batter Dipped Franks On A Stick” with package code 14054, “Use By” dates of 4/6/2017 and 4/9/2017, and case code 14038.
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.