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Kraft American Cheese Singles Recalled

american-cheeseAccording to an announcement made today on the Kraft Foods Group’s website via Press Release, 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese products are being recalled because of possible spoilage.

Kraft claims an ingredient used to make cheese singles was not properly stored by one of its suppliers and as a result, could cause food borne illness. The exact ingredient in question or the supplier’s name was not released but they stated that storage at an improper temperature increases risk of spoilage and therefore, the decision for a recall was made.

To date, no one has become ill from eating the Kraft cheese product but the company felt a recall was in order as a precautionary measure. There are four varieties of Kraft cheese being recalled, all coming from the Springfield, Missouri manufacturing facility and shipped throughout the United States. These products have a “Best Used by Date” of February 20 or February 21, 2014 and include:

• 12 ounce Kraft American Singles (16 slices) – package code 02100060464700
• 16 ounce Kraft American Singles (24 slices) – package code 02100060464100
• 16 ounce Kraft American Singles (24 slices) – package code 021000615261
• 64 ounce Kraft American Singles (4×24 slices) – package code 021000633609

Consumers who have purchased the potentially spoiled products can return them to the store for a full refund or exchange. If consumers have questions, they are also welcome to contact Kraft Food Group directly by calling 800-396-5512.

Unfortunately, this is not the first recall from Kraft in 2014. This past January, 1.77 million pounds of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets were recalled due to allergens like dried soy sauce and soy protein. In addition, there was 260 cases of Velveeta cheese recalled after insufficient levels of sorbic acid, a preservative, was identified. There was yet another recall in April 2014 when 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners were voluntarily recalled, this time because of mislabeling.

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