Kraft recalls 96,000 lbs of hot dogs

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect, federal officials said Sunday.

The Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners packages may have contained cheese dogs, officials said, but the packaging doesn’t advise consumers that they contain milk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.

The product labels “do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs,” the statement said.

A consumer spotted the problem and notified the company on April 18. Kraft notified federal officials the next day, the statement said.

In a statement on its Facebook page, Kraft said it was voluntarily recalling the hot dogs “because they may be mislabeled.”

The 16-ounce packages were produced in March and distributed throughout the United States.

  • 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 products were distributed to Kraft distribution centers and in retail stores nationwide.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Kraft Consumer Relations at (855) 688-4386.

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