There has been an article spreading through Facebook over the last 2 days about a food recall on Bar-S hot dogs and corn dogs. The truth is, yes, there is a recall. The rest of the truth is that the recall is from July of last year. The reason I questioned the recall is that in the video the group is talking about their recent 4th of July celebrations.

I believe the source of this story's recent resurgence is the Health and DIY Tips website. A few days ago, they posted the story and it had no shares. Then, just 2 days later, their blog has been shared over 100 thousand times.

That being said, the recall is old, but it isn't obsolete. The Bar-S hot dogs in question had use by dates of October 2016. So, if you still have those it's time to throw them out anyway. The still relevant problem is with the corn dogs. They batch being recalled due to listeria fears have use by dates of April 2017. So, there is a chance that you may still have these in your freezer.

The official recall release had the following information on the recalled products:

  • 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.

For info on other food recalls, check out the government recall site.