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372,000 pounds of hot dogs, corn dogs recalled over listeria fears

Bar-S classic franks made with chicken and pork have been recalled over concerns of listeria contamination at the company.
Bar-S classic franks made with chicken and pork have been recalled over concerns of listeria contamination at the company. USDA via AP

More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Alstus, Oklahoma-based Bar-S Foods is recalling five chicken and pork products that could potentially be contaminated with listeria. The USDA says Bar-S hasn’t received test results but is recalling the items due to recurring listeria issues at the company.

The recalled items include Bar-S bun-length and classic franks made with chicken and pork, Bar-S classic corn dogs and Signature Pick 5 corn dogs. They were made between July 10 and 13.

Bar-S products are sold in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to the company’s website.

Stores where the products are sold include Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Kroger, IGA, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Piggly Wiggly, Lowe’s, Food Lion, Ingles and many more, according to the website.

(Click here for a complete list of stores listed by state.)

Listeria is a food poisoning that primarily affects older adults, pregnant women newborns and adults with weakened immune systems. Infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn, according to the CDC. In others,symptoms can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.

The government says no reports of illness have been linked to the products.

There are many numbers and dates on the foods, drugs, cosmetics, and other products we use every day. Some help manufacturers track inventory, while others help retailers ensure quality. But when unsafe products must be removed from the market, th

McClatchy News Network contributed to this story.

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