Weaver Street Market recalls hot dogs, bologna

Posted April 23, 2015 4:39 p.m. EDT

— Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough is recalling 344 pounds of pork hot dogs and 36 pounds of pork bologna after a food safety assessment by the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services discovered levels of nitrites that exceed regulatory limits.

The following products are being recalled:

  • 12-ounce packages of hot dogs with sell by dates of 11/20/14, 11/28/14, 1/23/15, 2/27/15 and 4/30/15
  • Bulk packages of bologna with the packaging date of 1/1/15

The products will have the establishment number P-137 inside the NCDA Mark of Inspection. Items were produced on various days from Oct. 22, 2014, to April 9, 2015. The hot dogs were distributed to three retail stores and one restaurant in Orange County. The bologna was shipped to a restaurant in Orange County, which further distributed some of the bologna to one restaurant in Wake County.

Nitrites are an additive commonly used as a preservative in processed meat such as hot dogs and bologna.

This is a Class II recall, which means there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of these products. Neither the Agriculture Department nor Weaver Street Market has received reports of adverse reactions from consumption of these products.

Consumers are advised to check their refrigerators and freezers and return any of the recalled product to the point of purchase. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

Call Tony Zuco at Weaver Street Market at 919-408-7678 or the Agriculture Department at 919-707-3180 with any questions.