WASHINGTON - Federal officials are warning consumers that more than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs could be contaminated with listeria.
Oklahoma-based Bar-S Foods is recalling five products that were made between July 10 and July 13, including ready-to-eat chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs.
While the recall is a precautionary measure and no illnesses have been reported, federal inspectors recommend that consumers not eat the possibly contaminated food products.
The bacteria listeria can cause a serious infection that mainly affects older adults, people with weakened immune symptoms, and pregnant women and their babies.
Symptoms of the infection include fever, headache, confusion and various stomach issues. Anyone in the higher risk categories who shows flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical care immediately.
Here are the recalled products:
The Listeria suspected items were produced on July 10-13, officials say.
- 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.
Listeria consumption can cause listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. In a pregnant woman, it can cause stillbirths, miscarriages, premature delivery or infections.