Buh-Bye, Oscar Mayer Wieners: Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds' Worth After A Weird Factory Mix-Up
Oh, you wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener, do you? Well, hold onto your buns, kid, because this is a story that may have you singing a different tune. This week, Kraft recalled 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners after the food giant accidentally added cheese dog mix to the classic meat mix at the ol' hot dog factory. Those allergic to dairy should check the label before heating up their favorite turkey-chicken-pork added tubed meat product this week.
Affected are Kraft's Classic Wieners, beloved America-wide for their ability to get an inane and catchy advertisement stuck in your head for the rest of the day as visions of Wienermobiles dance in your head. The “Classic Wieners Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” on the label should be tossed if you don't like cheese dogs (and should probably just be tossed no matter what).
In a news release, USDA said Kraft was recalling the products because the labels don't say the meat contains dairy, which is an allergen.
The 16-ounce packages of Classic Wieners contain 10 wieners you can't eat now because they're all cheesy and stuff. USDA categorized the recall as a Class I recall, the most serious kind, meaning that the mislabeled products are "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death." Cases of cheese dogs were also included in the recall.
A spokeswoman for the company, Joyce Hodel, told the Chicago Tribune that Kraft was sorry about the whole cheese thing
We apologize for this situation and are working hard to communicate with consumers about it. We're investigating how this happened so we can make sure it doesn't happen again.
We still kinda wanna be an Oscar Mayer wiener, though.