Kraft Heinz is recalling about 83,000 cases of its individually wrapped Kraft Singles American cheese, as they might be considered a choking hazard. The company stated that a “temporary issue” with one of its wrapping machines means that a “thin strip of the individual film may remain on the slice after the wrapper has been removed.” If not removed, it could be “unpleasant and potentially cause gagging or choking hazard.”
The recall comes after several customer complaints of finding the piece of plastic on the cheese. No injuries or health issues have been reported and the faulty machine has since been fixed.
The issue affects two types of packing, including 16-ounce “Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product” with a “Best When Used By” date between January 10, 2024, and January 27, 2024. Individual packages in this recall contain an “S” and “72” in the manufacturing code on the packaging. Also affected are the 3-pound multipacks of “Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product” with a UPC code of 0-2100060491-3 and a “Best When Used By” of January 9, 2024 and January 16, 2024.
The recall comes after Kraft announced earlier this year that it was changing the packaging on its individually wrapped cheese to make them easier to open.
'article_source','The Daily Intake',
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'type_of_law2','Administrative & Regulatory',
'author1','Food and Drug Law at Keller and Heckman',
'title','Kraft Recalls “Unpleasant” American Cheese Singles',
'organization','Keller and Heckman LLP'