Let's be frank, these dogs could contain listeria


If you're just about to eat a Bar-S hotdog, put down the bun.

Bar-S Foods is recalling 370,000 of its franks and corndog products because they might be contaminated with listeria.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement Wednesday, saying the move was taken as a precautionary measure.

No illnesses have been linked to the dogs, but the company has "recurring listeria species issues" that prompted the recall.

The following products are affected:

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

People who have any of these products in their fridge or freezer are urged not to eat them. They should throw them away or take them back to where they bought them.

Listeria can cause a bacterial infection with symptoms including fever, muscle aches and convulsions in anyone, though older people, babies, pregnant women and those with weak immune systems are particularly at risk, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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