The 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners recalled by Kraft may have a fighting chance of making it to the grill after all.
“When we issue a recall, we always put safety first,” Joyce Hodel of Kraft Corporate Affairs told ABCNews.com. “If the recalled product is safe for donation, and it makes sense to do so, then we do donate it to organizations like local food banks. ”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese Dogs.”
Hodel said Kraft doesn’t ”know yet how much product we’ll get back and if it will be suitable for donation.”
“When we have more information, we will work with USDA on any action we take,” she said.
The cheesy surprise was discovered by a customer who notified Kraft on Friday, according to the USDA. The company contacted officials the next day regarding the issue.
The products were produced on March 2 and March 3 and have the establishment number, “Est. 537H,” according to the USDA statement.
Officials said there have been no reports of adverse reactions.