Kraft Singles recalled due to choking hazard

NORTHFIELD, IL. (WIVB) – Some packages of Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices are being voluntarily recalled due to the possibility that a thin strip of packaging film may remain adhered to the slice and could potentially cause a choking hazard.

The recall applies to 3lb. and 4lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese 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 3lb. and 4lb. boxes and the enclosed individual 1lb. packages.

The recall affects the following products:

The Kraft Heinz Company Voluntarily Recalls Select Varieties of Kraft Singles Products Due to Potential Choking Hazard | Business Wire 2015-08-01 17-28-41

No products with manufacturing codes other than “S54” and “S55” after the code date are included in this recall.

There have been 10 complaints about the packaging, including three reports of choking.

Approximately 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman. Kraft Heinz did not ship this product to Canada or anywhere other than the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it and instead 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.

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