Kraft recalls cheese due to choking hazard

Kraft has released a statement that they are recalling select cheese items from their line due to a potential choking hazard.

Multiple batches of Kraft Singles have been found to be a choking hazard due to the packaging film sticking to the cheese. Their three and four pound packages have been targeted due to the risk of a very small part of the film sticking to the slices after the rest of the wrapper has been taken off, according to Dispatch Times.

The dates of the three and four pound sizes are Best When By: December 29, 2015 through January 4, 2016. No other dates were found to be effected by the same problem.

At this time, customers worried about the risk can visit the FDA website for more information. The S54 and S55 codes refer to the two production lines on which the recalled products were made.

After being made in the production facility, the products were shipped throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman to multiple retailers. The company assured that the recalled products were not sent to any other location.

Any customer that purchased one of the affected products are being encouraged not to eat them and immediately return them to the retailer in which they bought them. At that time, the retailers will be offering a full refund for the products or the option to exchange it for a different product.

Consumers in Puerto Rico have been notified to contact the company directly for a refund by phone.

At this time, there have been no other products by Kraft identified to be at risk for choking or any other health concern. The only varieties or codes included in the recall pertain to the single cheese slices.




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