Kraft Issues Recall On Wrapped American Cheese Slices
The original July 31, 2015 recall has been expanded. This product list below is inclusive of the previously recalled 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.
Only products with the S54 and S55 codes, which refer to the two production lines on which the impacted product was made, are included in this recall. The “Best When Used By” Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the outer box and the individual packages.
The voluntary recall is expanded to include the following varieties of Kraft Heinz American slices in addition to the original recall:
|Product||3 or 4 lb Sell Unit Best When Used By Code Date||1 lb Package Best When Used By Code Date||3 or 4 lb Sell Unit UPC||1 lb Package UPC|
|4 LB Kraft Singles American||13 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S54||13 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S54|
13 DEC 15 S55 through 18 FEB 16 S55
14 DEC 15 S55 through 18 FEB 16 S55
12 JAN 16 S 55
12 DEC 15 S55 through 13 FEB 16 S55
24 JAN 16 S55 through 06 FEB 16 S55
11 JAN 16 S55
21 JAN 16 S55 through 02 MAR 16 S55
The following varieties of Kraft Singles products are part of the original recall:
|Product||3 or 4 lb Box Best When Used By Code Date||1 lb Package Best When Used By Code Date||3 or 4 lb Box UPC||1 lb Package UPC|
|4 LB Kraft Singles American||29 DEC 15 S54 through 01 JAN 16 S54||29 DEC 15 S54 through 01 JAN 16 S54|
29 DEC 15 S55 through 01 JAN 16 S55
|0 2100063360 9||No UPC - Clear outer wrapper|
|3 LB Kraft Singles American||30 DEC 15 S54 through 04 JAN 16 S54||30 DEC 15 S54 through 04 JAN 16 S54|
30 DEC 15 S55 through 04 JAN 16 S55
|0 2100060491 3||0 2100061526 1|
|3 LB Kraft Singles White American||02 JAN 16 S 54 through 03 JAN 16 S 54||02 JAN 16 S54 through 03 JAN 16 S54|
02 JAN 16 S55 through 03 JAN 16 S55
|0 2100061582 7||0 2100061527 8|
|4 LB Kraft Singles White American||02 JAN 16 S 54||02 JAN 16 S54|
02 JAN 16 S55
|0 2100063448 4||No UPC - Clear outer wrapper|
No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than “S54” and “S55” after the code date are included in this recall.
Kraft Heinz is taking this action as a result of two new consumer complaints of choking in connection with the packaging issue.
Approximately 335,000 additional cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands Grand Cayman, Netherland Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, St. Lucia, and British Virgin Islands.
Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can also contact Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for a full refund, at 1-800-432-3101, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.