The Kraft Heinz Company has issued a voluntary recall for both the White and Yellow American Cheese Singles—these are the individually-wrapped slices. They have issued a recall because there’s a chance that a thin strip of film used in the individual packaging could remain stuck to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If that happens, the stuck plastic film could cause a choking hazard.
So far there have been ten consumer complaint reports filed, and in three of these cases, consumers have choked on the small piece of packaging film. The company is recalling the boxes of cheese based on the “best when used by” date code on the packaging, as follows:
- Four-pound box, Kraft American Singles — with sell-by dates between Dec. 29, 2015, to Jan. 1, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
- Three-pound box, Kraft American Singles — with sell-by dates between Dec. 29, 2015, to Jan. 4, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
- Four-pound box, Kraft White American Singles — with sell-by dates between Jan. 2, 2016, to Jan. 3, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
- Three-pound box, Kraft White American Singles — with a sell-by date of Jan. 2, 2016, (code after date reads S54 or S55)
What to Do
If you have purchased any of the packages of cheese listed above, you should return the items to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Kraft urges consumers to not eat the cheese and to throw it away. If you live in the US or Puerto Rico, you may contact the Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for a full refund at 1-800-432-3101, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
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