Raleigh, N.C. — Nearly 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners are being recalled because the products may contain “Classic Cheese Dogs” in the packages, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Sunday.
“The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs,” the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a statement. “The products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.”
The USDA classified the recall at its highest level, meaning there is “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The following products are under the recall:
- 16 oz. individual consumer packages of “Classic Wieners Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” and product code “044700000632”
- Cases of 16 oz. packages of “Classic Cheese Dogs Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added, and Pasteurized Cheese Product” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” and case code “00447000005300”
The products were produced on March 2-3, 2014 and have “Est. 537H” printed inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to Kraft distribution centers and retail stores nationwide.
The USDA has not received reports of any adverse reaction to the wieners.
Those with questions about the recall should contact Kraft Consumer Relations at 855-688-4386. Retailers with questions should contact their Kraft sales representative or supplier, the USDA said. If they do not know their contacts, retailers should call 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 is available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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.