Oscar Mayer to buy World's Largest Bottle of Catsup?

Oscar Mayer to buy World's Largest Bottle of Catsup?

COLLINSVILLE, Ill., Aug. 5 (UPI) --Oscar Mayer and PETA both reportedly want a piece of the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" in Illinois.
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Kraft Foods issues recall on 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners that may contain cheese.

Kraft Foods issues recall on 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners that may contain cheese.

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21 (UPI) -- Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packages of Oscar Mayer "Classic Wieners" may actually contain "Classic Cheese Dogs."
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Wake up and smell the bacon -- without using a frying pan

MADISON, Wis., March 6 (UPI) -- The Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon in Madison, Wis., served up a device that awakens sleepyheads to the sizzle and smell of frying meat.
Oscar Mayer app wakes you up to the smell of bacon

Oscar Mayer app wakes you up to the smell of bacon

NORTHFIELD, Ill., March 6 (UPI) -- Oscar Mayer is releasing an alarm app and companion device that will allow you to wake up to the smell of sizzling bacon.
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Kraft to stop using gestational crates

NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. food giant Kraft said packaged meat subsidiary Oscar Mayer will phase out gestational crates for sows within the next 10 years.
Meinhardt Raabe, Munchkin coroner, dies

Meinhardt Raabe, Munchkin coroner, dies

ORANGE PARK, Fla., April 10 (UPI) -- Meinhardt Raabe, who played one of the leading Munchkins in "The Wizard of Oz," has died at age 94 in his retirement home in Florida.

No place for Wienermobile in Hawaii?

OAHU, Hawaii, July 25 (UPI) -- The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile should stay away from Hawaii because it violates a law against vehicles used only for advertising, a beautification group says.

Wienermobile crashes into Wisconsin house

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis., July 18 (UPI) -- The Oscar Mayer hot dog company probably didn't relish the apology it had to issue after its famed Wienermobile crashed into a Mount Pleasant, Wis., house.

Hot dog war starting to sizzle

CHICAGO, May 20 (UPI) -- The war for the hearts and stomachs of hot dog lovers reached federal court in Chicago Wednesday when Sara Lee Corp. sued Kraft Foods Inc., documents showed.

Kraft Foods pulls accounts from JWT

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 16 (UPI) -- Kraft Foods Inc. said Monday it moved about $200 million in business from longtime Chicago ad agency JWT, once known as J. Walter Thompson.

Oscar Mayer chicken breast strips recalled

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. food company is recalling about 52,650 pounds of cooked chicken breast strips that might be contaminated with a bacterium.

Kraft pays $1.1B for British cookie maker

LONDON, July 10 (UPI) -- Kraft Foods Inc. will spend about $1.1 billion to buy Britain's iconic United Biscuits, a noted maker of cookies.

Oscar Mayer Lunchables recalled

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Kraft Foods Global, Inc. in Davenport, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling 15,810 packages of Oscar Mayer Lunchables complete meals due to mislabeling.

Hot doggers grilled near Pentagon

MADISON, Wis., June 21 (UPI) -- A pair of hot doggers taking their Wienermobile to the National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington were pulled over by the Virginia State Police this week for driving too close to the Pentagon. An Oscar Mayer spokeswoman said Friday the pair was unawar
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ORL98111701 - 17 NOVEMBER 1998 - ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA: With a dolphin's personal congratulatory flipper shake, Cara Owada, age 4, from Kapolei, Hawaii, was named the 1998 Oscar Mayer Talent Search Grand Prize Winner at SeaWorld Orlando by singing her bologna-biting rendition of The Bologna Song. As the Grand Prize "Wiener", Cara won an appearance in an Oscar Mayer television commercial and a college scholarship worth $20,000. Pictured with Karen Atlee, SeaWorld animal trainer. .wy/Handout UPI

Oscar Mayer is an American meat and cold cut production company, owned by Kraft Foods, known for its hot dogs, bologna, bacon and Lunchables products.

German immigrant Oscar F. Mayer (March 29, 1859 in Neresheim - March 11, 1955) began working at a meat market in Detroit, Michigan, and later in Chicago, Illinois. In 1900 in Chicago, Oscar Mayer, along with his brother Gottfried, leased the Kolling Meat Market. The two sold bratwurst, liverwurst, and weiƟwurst and were popular in the predominantly German neighborhoods of Chicago around the market.

As the meat market's popularity grew, it expanded its storefront and sponsored local events including the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. By 1900 the company had 43 employees and Chicago-wide delivery service. In 1904 Oscar Mayer began branding its meats to capitalize on their popularity, beginning an industry-wide trend. In 1906 Oscar Mayer became one of the first companies to voluntarily submit to the newly-created Food Safety Inspection Service (part of the United States Department of Agriculture) for testing the purity of their products.

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