The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles individually-wrapped cheese slices because of a potential choking hazard caused by a default in the product’s packaging.
The company said the problem is a thin piece of packaging film may remain adhered to the cheese slice after the wrapper has been removed, potentially causing a choking hazard. Kraft Heinz has received 10 consumer complaints about the packaging, including three reports of consumers choking.
The recall applies to 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with a Best When Used By Date of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16, followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55. The S54 and S55 codes refer to the two production lines on which the impacted product was made. The Best When Used By Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the larger 3-lb. and 4-lb. boxes and the enclosed individual 1-lb. packages.
The products were shipped to retailers in the US, Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman. No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in this recall.
More information can be found on the FDA website.