Oscar Meyer Wieners Recalled, Those Allergic to Milk Beware

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Beware if you're a consumer of hot dogs. There's been a recall!

On Sunday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a recall regarding a popular hot dog product. About 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners were recalled.

The recall is a result of packaging error with labels for the Classic Wieners containing Cheese Dogs. Consumers expecting an ordinary hot dog may be in for a surprise of cheese, but for those who are allergic to milk, which cheese contains, it can be a real problem.

So far there have been no reports of allergic reactions.

The recall involves:

  • 16 ounce packages of “Classic Wieners Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” date and product code “044700000632.”
     
  • Cases of 16 ounce packages 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.”

The products were produced on March 2 and 3, and bear the establishment number “Est. 537H” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to retail stores nationwide.

Oscar Mayer is distributed by Kraft.

Consumers who have purchased the products and are allergic to milk and/or cheese are asked to discard the product or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Those with questions may also contact Kraft Consumer Relations at (855) 688-4386.

[Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service]

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