Gluten-free uncured beef corn dogs recalled: Applegate Naturals products
Gluten-free uncured beef corn dogs are being recalled because of potential storage issues. The products are sold under the Applegate Naturals brand name, and the company is recommending that consumers either throw them away or return them for a refund. People with and without celiac disease should not eat the uncured beef corn dogs with the EST. 2512 code.
Applegate Naturals gluten-free uncured beef corn dogs are sold in packages that weigh 10 oz and are also labeled as dairy free, casein free and sugar free. The packages involved in the recall have an expiration date of April 21, 2015. Consumers were able to purchase the affected corn dogs in several states including Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota.
Monogram Comfort Foods is issuing the recall that has been confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is being labeled as a high health risk, but there are no reports of anyone becoming sick after eating the corn dogs. The recalled Applegate Naturals gluten-free uncured beef corn dogs were put in a warehouse at some point during the delivery chain. They should have been stored in freezers, so health officials are concerned the temperature may have affected the products.
Consumers should not consume the recalled corn dogs and can simply throw them away. However, they may be able to obtain a refund by going back to the original store of purchase. The company does not believe any other gluten-free or gluten products are affected by the recall. Packages of the corn dogs that do not have the affected code and expiration date are safe to consume. However, recalls are occasionally expanded as brands learn more about problems during distribution, so it is important to stay alert to any changes that may develop.
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