New York • Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. 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 USDA 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. It said the problem was discovered by a consumer who notified Kraft on Friday. The company alerted the USDA the next day, according to the statement. The products were made in early March and bear the number “Est. 537H” inside the USDA mark of inspection. People with questions about the recall are being asked to contact Kraft’s consumer relations department at (855) 688-4386.
The Associated Press