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Hot dogs are among the most well-liked and widely-available snacks for hungry people on the go. However, after considering the numerous recalls issued for these foods in the news recently, our lawyers are urging consumers to avoid eating hot dogs, no matter how convenient or delicious.
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As seasoned legal professionals, we’re well-versed in the complexities of product liability lawsuits, especially when it comes to cases involving consumer goods like hot dogs. With recent recalls making headlines, it’s clear that these seemingly harmless snacks can pose serious health risks. 

But what about the legal implications for those affected by contaminated hot dog products?

In this article, we’ll explore the landscape of hot dog recall lawsuits, shedding light on the underlying issues and potential legal recourse for impacted individuals. 

Drawing from our expertise in product liability law, we’ll dissect the factors driving these lawsuits and the avenues available for seeking justice.

Quick Summary:

  • Johnsonville and Vienna Beef have recalled products due to contamination with metal fragments, plastic, and undeclared allergens.
  • Contaminated hot dogs can cause serious health issues, including symptoms of listeria and salmonella such as nausea, vomiting, fever, and muscle aches.
  • Nearly 100,000 pounds of Johnsonville sausages and over one ton of Vienna Beef hot dogs were recalled. Kent Quality Foods also recalled more than 308,000 pounds of hot dogs and sausages.

Update: Johnsonville Recalls 100,000 Pounds Sausage Over ‘Green Plastic’ Contamination

June 5, 2019 – Nearly 100,000 pounds of Johnsonville Jalapeño Cheddar smoked sausages were recalled on Friday after a customer complained about finding hard green plastic in the product, according to an FSIS recall notice [1].

The recalled sausages were sold in a 14-oz. film package marked “Johnsonville Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage,” with a “Best By” date of 06/09/2019. FSIS said that affected products were produced and packaged on March 12 & 13, 2019.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning, or suffered another type of injury, after eating hot dogs, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.

Hot Dogs Recall List

May 21, 2019 – More than 1 ton of Vienna Beef hot dogs have been recalled nationwide over concerns they may be contaminated with tiny metal fragments, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported on Saturday. Swallowing metal pieces can cause severe damage to the stomach and/or esophagus, and even result in metallosis, or metal poisoning.

May 16, 2018 – Kent Quality Foods recalls hot dog and sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (soy). The recall involved more than 308,000 pounds of “various beef, pork, and turkey ready-to-eat hot dog and sausage products,” FSIS said. Affected items were produced on various dates from Sept. 9, 2017, thru April 29, 2018.

May 21, 2017 – Cincinnati, Ohio-based John Morrell & Co. recalls 210,000 pounds of hot dogs after some were found with metal shards in their packages. Products affected by the recall include:

  • 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.
  • 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

July 21, 2016 – Bar-S Foods, an Alstus, Oklahoma-based firm, recalls 5 chicken and pork products that could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness. Specific Products affected by the action included:

  • 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.

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Hot Dogs Recall Lawsuit: What Is The Problem?

In recent years, various hot dog product recalls have highlighted serious concerns regarding consumer safety. From potential contamination with foreign objects to misbranding and undeclared allergens, these issues have sparked widespread alarm among consumers and prompted legal action to hold responsible parties accountable.

Reports indicated the discovery of foreign matter, notably bone fragments, within the product. Additionally, CCMS received a report of a minor oral injury resulting from consuming one of the bone-contaminated products. Anyone worried about potential injury or illness should seek medical advice from a healthcare provider. 

The beef and pork hot dog and sausage items were manufactured on different dates ranging from March 17, 2017, to July 4, 2017. Both retail and institutional products are included in the recall, with the UPCs referencing the last three or four digits of the number in the code.

Additionally, misbranding and the presence of undeclared allergens, such as soy, in hot dog products like those recalled by Kent Quality Foods pose significant health risks to consumers, particularly those with food allergies or sensitivities.

Furthermore, the discovery of metal shards in packages of Nathan’s and Curtis brand hot dogs from the company John Morrell & Co. raises serious questions about product safety and quality control inspection measures within the manufacturing process.

Listeria has triggered a substantial recall of chicken and pork hot dogs, including some varieties with added pork. Around 373,000 pounds of beloved American hot dogs are now under scrutiny for potential contamination. While no illnesses have been reported from Espi’s Sausage and Tocino Co. pork hot dogs, caution about products subject to this recall is palpable.

Health Risks Associated with the Recalled Hot Dogs

In light of recent recalls and lawsuits related to contaminated products, it’s essential to recognize these symptoms as potential signs of foodborne illness. 

If you or a loved one have experienced such symptoms after consuming recalled products, seeking medical attention promptly and exploring legal options for compensation can make a significant impact.

What are Listeria Symptoms?

Listeria symptoms are characterized by muscle aches, fever, flu-like symptoms, nausea, and diarrhea.

The infection can lead to more serious issues, especially in vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems. 

In the context of the recent hotdog recalls and lawsuits, it’s crucial to recognize these symptoms as potential indicators of foodborne illness linked to contaminated products. 

Suppose you or a loved one experienced these symptoms after consuming hotdogs from recalled batches. In that case, it’s imperative to seek medical attention promptly and consider legal recourse to hold those responsible for the harm caused accountable.

What are Salmonella Symptoms?

Salmonella symptoms are varied and can include stomach cramps, bloody stools, and chills,

Other symptoms include: 

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness

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What are E. Coli Symptoms?

E-coli symptoms are characterized by nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps (abdominal pain).

Other symptoms include: 

  • Diarrhea that often is bloody
  • Fever of 100 F to 101 F
  • Malaise
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mild dehydration

Should I File a Class Action?

You should consider filing a class action, but at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, we’ve opted against this approach for food poisoning lawsuits. We believe that pursuing individual suits offers the best opportunity for our clients to receive maximum compensation if successful resolutions are reached.

If you’ve been harmed by contaminated hot dogs, we understand the challenges you’re facing. Our team is committed to working closely with you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today to explore your legal options.

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Do I Have a Hot Dogs Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hot dog recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning lawsuits in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured after eating hot dogs, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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