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Here's What's Up With the Oscar Mayer Recall

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Check your fridges — there’s an Oscar Mayer recall happening now. Just as we’re all looking around to see if we have a recalled chocolate Advent calendar, now there’s some processed meat products that you shouldn’t eat.

If you have an Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf, you’re going to want to check the product information to make sure it’s not part of this recall. There’s the possibility that these loaves may be contaminated.

Keep your eyes on our list of food recalls and product recalls; we’re constantly on the lookout for this kind of info so you and your family can keep safe.


Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf products may have been cross-contaminated.

Oscar Mayer Ham and Cheese Loaf Recall package

The Oscar Mayer products were reportedly sliced with equipment that hadn’t been cleaned between runs of not-fully-cooked meat and the cooked Ham & Cheese Loaf.

Kraft Heinz (Oscar Mayer’s parent company) told the U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) about the potential cross-contamination, which kicked off the recall as of Dec. 5.

As of mid-December, there haven’t been any reports of illness or adverse reactions associated with these products. But just in case, you should probably take the products out of your fridge or freezer.


Check product packaging to see if it’s among the 2,400 pounds of meat in the Oscar Mayer recall.

If you have Oscar Mayer bacon, Oscar Mayer bologna, or anything else from them, don’t worry; this recall just impacts the Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf. And even with that product, only 2,400 pounds of it that were shipped to distribution centers in Ohio and Virginia are being recalled.

Here’s what to check to see if you Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf is part of the recall:

  • Product is a 16-ounce rigid vacuum packed container of Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf
  • Package has the establishment number of 537V inside the USDA mark of inspection
  • Expiration dates on the label range from “07 Feb 2023 20:40 7B” through “07 Feb 2023 22:16 7B”



If you have the recalled Ham & Cheese Loaf, don’t eat it.

To learn more about the Oscar Mayer recall and get any of your questions answered, call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at (888) 674-6854 or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

The FSIS urges anyone with the affected products to not eat them. Return the product to the place you purchased it for a refund or throw it away. Whatever you do though, don’t eat the loaf.



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