A recall of frankfurters made by J.M. Schneider of Ontario is being expanded to grocery stores nationwide, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Tuesday.
The recalled franks are suspected of being contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis, a potentially serious disease.
The recall affects Schneider's Franks bearing the "best before" date of "Jul 03." Officials said they were distributed in New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland and Texas.
The problem was said to have been discovered May 31 in a routine Agriculture Department import reinspection in a Buffalo laboratory. Tests confirmed the bacterial contamination last Wednesday.