Columbia-based Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service
said Sunday that packages of Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."
The agency says the product labels are incorrect and do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs. Those products were made with milk and the known allergen is not declared on the label.
It said the problem was discovered by a consumer who notified Kraft on Friday. The company alerted the USDA the following day, according to the statement.
County Market in Quincy was not affected, but the store takes these situations seriously.
Recalls can happen several times a month.
Once the product has been identified, it is immediately taken off the shelves and thrown away.
Store Director at the 48th and Broadway location Dave Cegas says recalls don't just affect the customers, but employees as well.
"Customer safety is always top priority here at County Market," said Cegas. "Whenever there's a recall, of course it takes top priority over everything that we do. We share in the concern because we too shop here at County Market."
Meghan Townley contributed to this story.