Kraft, owner of Oscar Mayer, has recalled 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese Dogs.” The agency said the product labels are incorrect and do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs. Those products were made with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
This kind of news always scares me. As a food allergy mom, I fully rely on packaging labels to tell me whether or not something I buy contains an ingredient that could potentially harm my child. My middle daughter has a severe dairy allergy, and a bite into one of these affected hot dogs would have meant an immediate ER visit.
Seriously, so grateful that we live in 2014, though. Not only do we have the resources to make an allergen-free birthday cake (without wheat, soy, eggs, or dairy) that is actually tasty, technology means that word travels fast. (Twitter, I am thankful for you; call me sometime.)
Got Oscar Mayer hot dogs in your fridge? Call Kraft’s consumer relations department at (855) 688-4386. 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.”
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