Do you routinely pack Kraft singles in your kids’ lunchboxes? Grab a quick lunch with an ooey gooey grilled cheese? Take a minute to check your cheese packages for faulty wrapping that could cause choking. Kraft Heinz announced a voluntary recall of approximately 83,800 cases of individually-wrapped Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices on Tuesday, September 19.
The voluntary recall comes as a precaution after a temporary issue developed on one of their wrapping machines. A thin strip of the individual film could remain on the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could be unpleasant and potentially cause a gagging or choking hazard.
Only Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices with the case or package information below are affected. No other varieties or sizes are included in the recall.Kraft says the problem was discovered after they received several consumer complaints about finding the plastic stuck to a slice, including six complaints of consumers saying they choked or gagged. No injuries or serious health issues have been reported. Kraft Heinz has fixed the machine that wrapped the affected slices and all other processing machines have been thoroughly inspected.
Consumers who purchased these items should not consume them and can return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or refund. Consumers can contact Kraft Heinz from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, at 1-800.280.8252 to see if a product is part of the recall and to receive reimbursement.A Kraft Heinz spokesperson stated, “Kraft Heinz is committed to upholding the highest safety and quality standards and apologizes for this inconvenience.”
Products included in the recall include 16 oz. Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with an individual package UPC of 0 2100061526 1 and a “Best When Used By” date of 10 JAN 24 through 27 JAN 24. Individual packages in this recall will contain an S and 72 in the Manufacturing code.
Also included in the recall are 3 lb. multipacks of Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with a carton UPC of 0 2100060491 3 and a “Best When Used By” of 09 JAN 2024 through 13 JAN 2024 and 16 JAN 2024