Open your freezers, check the drawer in the fridge! Food Emergency! Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners …because they may contain… CHEESE!
"Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs." Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
Apparently the labels are incorrect because they do not mention any thing about the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs. Those products were made with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
Turns out it was a customer who alerted Kraft to the mistake, one the company took very seriously by contacting the USDA immediately.
What to look for on you packages of wieners: (from kraftfoods.com)
The products were made in early March and bear the number "Est. 537H" inside the USDA mark of inspection. People with questions about the recall are being asked to contact Kraft's consumer relations department at (855) 688-4386.
The recall applies to:
--16-ounce individual consumer packages of "Classic Wieners Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added," with a "USE BY 16 Jun 2014" date and product code "044700000632."
--Cases of 16-ounce packages that were distributed to retailers of "Classic Cheese Dogs Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added, and Pasteurized Cheese Product," with "USE BY 16 Jun 2014" date and case code "00447000005300."