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Kraft (Northfield, IL) voluntarily recalled 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product because of a choking hazard. There is the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

PlasticsToday Staff

August 5, 2015

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Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of cheese Singles due to packaging

Kraft (Northfield, IL) voluntarily recalled 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product because of a choking hazard. There is the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

kraftrecall.jpgThe products being recalled have a "best when used by" date of Dec. 29, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code S54 or S55. Only 3-lb. and 4-lb.p of Kraft Singles are included in recall.

"We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed," said the Heinz-Kraft recall statement.

To date, there have been 10 consumer complaints regarding the packaging, including three reports of consumers choking.

Roughly, 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.

Consumers who purchased this product can return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can also contact Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for a full refund, at 1-800-432-3101.

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