Kraft recalls 83,000 cases of cheese slices for gagging and choking risk

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Kraft Heinz is recently announced a voluntary recall of approximately 83,800 cases of individually-wrapped Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices. They were that shipped to a limited number of customers.

Recall details

This voluntary recall serves as a precaution for risk of film stuck to the cheese slice, even after wrapper removal. Kraft Heinz explained there was a temporary issue with one of their wrapping machines that may have left thin strips of film on the cheese. This results in an unpleasant taste and could potentially cause gagging and may be a choking hazard.

Several customer complaints about this incident have been reported, including six individuals saying they choked or gagged as a result, which prompted an investigation by Kraft Heinz. No serious injuries or additional health issues were reported.

Was your product affected?

Only Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices with the package information listed below are affected by the recall:

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

Kraft Heinz has since fixed the issue and all machinery has been thouroughly inspected.

Next steps

Consumers who purchased these items should not consume them and can return them to the store where it was 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.

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