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Bar-S Foods Company recalls hot dogs, corn dogs

Officials warn of possible Listeria contamination

ALTUS, Okla. - Bar-S Foods Company is recalling approximately 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The ready-to-eat, chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog items were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-81A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to a statement from the Department of Agriculture, the recalled items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Bar-S Foods notified officials July 19, 2016, of its intention to recall five chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The firm has not received test results for Listeria monocytogenes in connection with the recalled products, but due to recurring Listeria species issues at the firm, it has decided to remove the products from commerce as a precautionary measure, officials said.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects senior citizens, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected, officials said.

Officials said the company is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, officials said.

For more information on the recall, click here.

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