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96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer weiners recalled

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - About 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners were recalled on Easter Sunday, because they might contain cheese by mistake.  

Oscar Mayer is based in Madison and owned by Kraft Foods -- but none of the hot dogs in question were made in Wisconsin. Kraft representative Joyce Hodel said the wieners came from a plant in Columbia Missouri.  

The USDA said Oscar Mayer's "Classic Wieners" may have ingredients from the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."  

Officials said the product labels were not correct, and they don't mention that the hot dogs in question have pasteurized cheese which contains the known allergen of milk. They have "Use-By" dates of June 16th.

There was no immediate word of anyone having an adverse reaction.  

A consumer caught the mistake and notified Kraft on Good Friday, and the company alerted the federal government on Saturday.

Consumers with questions are asked to contact Kraft's consumer relations department.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)