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Kraft recalls 96K pounds of wieners

By Jenni Spinner+

21-Apr-2014

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of wieners due to possible undeclared allergens.
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of wieners due to possible undeclared allergens.

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because the meat products may contain allergens not listed on the packaging label.

The company is recalling its Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the processed meats may contain undeclared milk ingredients. To date, no adverse reactions or illnesses have been connected to the products.

Joyce Hodel, corporate affairs representative for Kraft Foods, told FoodProductionDaily the company is voluntarily recalling the foods due to mislabeling, a situation affecting approximately 8,000 cases of product distributed across the US.

"These packages may contain Classic Cheese Dogs and are not labeled as containing milk, an allergen," she said. "No other Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners, Oscar Mayer or Kraft products are affected by this recall."

Hodel added Kraft's team is looking into the problem.

"We’re investigating how this happened so we can make sure it doesn't happen again," she said.

Affected products

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the packages may contain Classic Cheese Dogs, which contain milk ingredients. The product labels do not declare the ingredient, which is a known allergen.

Kraft Foods is recalling 16-ounce packages of the Classic Wieners, as well as cases of 16-ounce Classic Cheese Dogs. The products were produced on March 2-3 and bear the establishment mark “Est. 537H.”

Consumer report

According to the FSIS, the labelling problem was discovered by a consumer on April 18, who notified Kraft Foods. After looking into the matter, the producer notified the USDA the next day.

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