Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds of Oscar Mayer Wieners

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Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners
Mark Lennihan/AP
NEW YORK -- Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."

The agency said the product labels are incorrect and don't reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs. Those products were made with milk, a known allergen, which isn't declared on the label.

It said the problem was discovered by a consumer who notified Kraft on Friday. The company alerted the USDA the following day, according to the statement.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service said it hasn't received reports of adverse reactions. A representative for the agency wasn't immediately available for comment.

A representative for Kraft Foods Group (KRFT), Joyce Hodel, said in an email that the hot dogs were made in a plant in Columbia, Mo.

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."
Those cases may contain packages that are mislabeled as "Classic Wieners," according to Hodel.


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michele

PLEASE send these to food banks-- who can re-package and USE THEM!!!

April 22 2014 at 12:21 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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arvig

Actually, it would be cheaper for Oscar Meyer to ship fresh hot dogs to a food bank then to repackage these. PLUS you fail to consider that although for meat hot dogs do have a long shelf life, they are perishable. They might be rotten by the time they are shipped back to the plant, relabelled, then donated.

April 22 2014 at 12:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
armed_infidel

Perhaps carlos danger might want them.

April 21 2014 at 9:38 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jigokurei

Mmmm!! Cheese Hotdog...now I am getting really hungry. : )

April 21 2014 at 6:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ezspin42

If they had some meat in those weiners, nowTHAT would be news

April 21 2014 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jandoth

Now they are going to have to change the Oscar Mayer wiener song to say: "I don't like a cheesy wiener; because I want to keep it cleaner."

April 21 2014 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wehaulsmall

Since it was only recalled for mispackaging I hope they at least donate the recalled hot dgs to homeless shelters, otherwise it seems like such a waste.

April 21 2014 at 3:52 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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arvig

I'm going to be lazy and cut and paste my reply to someone else, since it works for your post as well:

"Actually, it would be cheaper for Oscar Meyer to ship fresh hot dogs to a food bank then to repackage these. PLUS you fail to consider that although for meat hot dogs do have a long shelf life, they are perishable. They might be rotten by the time they are shipped back to the plant, relabelled, then donated."

April 22 2014 at 12:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jigokurei

Really!?! One Day After Easter Sunday...when tens of thousands of families were out picknicking and BBQing? Really!?!

OHHH!! It was CHEESE in the meat.

My goodness, I though it was a bug or something worse. I use to love the cheese filled hotdogs; haven't had them in years. Since when was that a bad thing?

April 21 2014 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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larry

They were bad since Michelle Obama decided to dictate her nutrition recommendations to the American people. Th Obmaa administration is telling you what to eat, what NOT to eat, what healthcare you must have, what Doctors you can NOT have, what the News Media can broadcast, that marijuana is not as bad as alcohol, etc. etc. It's "DICTATORSHIP" in the white house. The Obama administration is against "freedom of choice" and "freedom of speech" and "freedom to own a gun".

April 21 2014 at 3:34 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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hdvh56

Turn off the talk radio for a while.......

April 21 2014 at 3:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
arvig

@Larry: Which has NOTHING at ALL to do with this article. Did you even read it?

April 22 2014 at 12:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
arvig

And if someone whom is lactose intolerant picked up a pack, cooked and ate them, would that be good? :P

April 22 2014 at 12:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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tony

No 1 cares.

April 22 2014 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
Stacie

Remember these are animals abused -tortured and then in the end their flesh is thrown away in the garbage- How much more evil does the world need- Stop Eating Their Flesh--Please-God is watching and sees the evil going on to these creatures- He is the God of Love not Abuse for Meat!!!!

April 21 2014 at 2:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to Stacie's comment
larry

Known as an "uncut" weiner.

April 21 2014 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bobcornerstone

Crap food anyway.

April 21 2014 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply