WASHINGTON (CBSLA.com) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Sunday that Kraft Foods is recalling about 96,000 pounds of hot dogs.
The Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners are being recalled because the company believes some of their Classic Cheese Dogs may have inadvertently ended up in the Classic Wieners’ packages.
Because cheese contains milk, a known allergen, the company decided to recall the product.
According to the FSIS, the following products are involved:
• 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 hot dogs in question were shipped to Kraft distribution centers and in retail stores nationwide.
The problem was reportedly discovered by a consumer who notified the company on April 18, 2014. The company contacted the USDA the following day.
FSIS and Kraft have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the hot dogs.
The FSIS says consumers with questions about the recall should contact Kraft Consumer Relations at (855) 688-4386.