Flavoring allergy

Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation announced it has stopped using a USDA-approved flavoring ingredient that might cause an allergic reaction in certain individuals.

The company said it is voluntarily withdrawing the milk-derived ingredient after learning that it may cause a reaction in those allergic to milk protein.

The ingredient, used in the company's meat wieners and beef bologna, was removed January 12. Individuals allergic to milk protein should avoid these products labeled with freshness expiration dates of March 28 or before.