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Kraft Recalls Cheese Slices for Choking Hazard

Kraft Heinz Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Kraft Singles American Processed Cheese Slices

Kraft recalls cheese singles after consumers report choking on product

Kraft Heinz recalls 83,800 cases of individually wrapped Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices.

“The issue was discovered after the company received several consumer complaints about finding the plastic stuck to a slice, including six complaints of consumers saying they choked or gagged in connection with the issue. No injuries or serious health issues have been reported,” according to the company recall posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

The recall comes as a precaution after a temporary issue developed on one of our wrapping machines at the company’s production plant, making it possible that a thin strip of the individual film may remain on slices after the wrappers have been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could cause a gagging or choking hazard.

Only Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices with the case/package information below are affected. No other varieties or sizes are included in the recall.

Kraft Heinz has fixed the machine that wrapped the affected slices, and all other processing machines have been thoroughly inspected.

Consumers who purchase 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 at 800-280-8252 to see if a product is part of the recall and to receive reimbursement.

Products included in the recall are 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-pound 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.

Read the FDA release with photos of affected products at:
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