Oscar Mayer wieners recalled due to mislabeling


Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer classic wieners because the packages may mistakenly contain cheese dogs instead, the Associated Press reports.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday if the wrong product is in the package, the label will be incorrect. The cheese in the cheese dogs was made with milk, which is a known allergen, and the label must include that information according to federal regulations.

The USDA said problem was discovered by a consumer who notified the company on Friday, and the company contacted the agency Saturday.

Neither Kraft nor the government has received any reports of adverse reactions.

The products were made in early March at a plant in Columbia, Mo., according to the Associated Press. The packages bear the number "Est. 537H" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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."

People with questions about the recall are being asked to contact Kraft's consumer relations department at (855) 688-4386.

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