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96,000 Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs Recalled Due To Misbranding

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Recall of hot dogs. (Credit/USDA)

Recall of hot dogs. (Credit/USDA)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners are being recalled because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages.

The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Sunday.

The products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

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

The products were produced on March 2-3, 2014, and bear the establishment number “Est. 537H” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to Kraft distribution centers and in retail stores nationwide.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Kraft Consumer Relations at (855) 688-4386.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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