the products may be contaminated with soy lecithin

Aunt Anne's pretzel hot dogs
Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture
November 17, 2014

About 1.2 million pounds of frozen pretzel hot dogs have been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

During a routine labeling review, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service inspectors found that a releasing agent used on contact surfaces contained soy lecithin, an allergen that was not noted on the label.

The recall affects Auntie Anne's All Beef Classic Pretzel Dogs, Auntie Anne's Fundraising Pretzel Dogs, West Creek Black Angus Beef Pretzel Dogs, Kunzler Pretzel Dogs, Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs, Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks, Nathan's Famous Pretzel Dogs, and City Line Foods Pretzel Dogs.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number 'EST. or P-34073' inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products shipped nationwide for retail distribution and fundraising. This recall does not affect Auntie Anne's pretzel stores found in malls, airports and other venues nationwide.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Heather Neary, Auntie Anne's Inc.'s Chief Marketing Officer at, at (717) 435-1558.