Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer hot dogs because of false labeling

By Gina Masilotti,

Kraft Foods has recalled 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer hot dogs because of incorrect labeling that includes a list of false ingredients.

According to The Associated Press, Kraft recalled this large amount of wieners because they might mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said that Kraft’s packages that are supposed to be “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may actually contain the “Classic Cheese Dogs.”

It turns out that the product labels were incorrect and do not reflect he ingredients that are actually in the pasteurized cheese within the cheese dogs. Since milk is a major ingredient in these cheese products, it’s important that it is not labeled correctly because many people are allergic to milk.

On Friday, a consumer notified Kraft that they had discovered a problem. A statement says that the company let the USDA know on Saturday. A representative wasn’t immediately available for comment, so reports of adverse reactions have not been received.

CNN reports that Kraft also said that the product labels “do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs.” Kraft's Facebook page said that they were voluntarily recalling the hot dogs “because they may be mislabeled.”

These specific 16-ounce packages were made early in March. Kraft Foods Group Inc. representative Joyce Hodel sent out an email stating that these hot dogs were made in one of their plants in Columbia, MO. If people have questions about the recall, they can contact Kraft’s consumer relations department at (855) 688-4386.

There are certain cases with specific product codes and a “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” label on packages of classic wieners and classic cheese dogs that may contain the false labels.

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