Kraft Heinz Expands Sliced Cheese Recall for Choking Hazard

Posted on September 4, 2015 by

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The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the recall of select code dates and manufacturing codes of individually-wrapped American slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

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

1 lb Package

3 or 4 lb Sell Unit

1 lb Package

Best When Used

Best When Used

UPC

UPC

By

By

Code Date

Code Date

4 LB Kraft Singles

13 DEC 15 S54 13 DEC 15 S54 0 2100063360 9

No UPC – Clear film

American

through through

18 FEB 16 S54 18 FEB 16 S54
AND
13 DEC 15 S55
through
18 FEB 16 S55

3 LB Kraft Singles

14 DEC 15 S54 14 DEC 15 S54

0 2100060491 3

0 2100061526 1

American through through
(Three – 1 LB 18 FEB 16 S 54 18 FEB 16 S54
packages)
AND
14 DEC 15 S55
through
18 FEB 16 S55

3 LB Kraft Singles

12 JAN 16 S 54 12 JAN 16 S 54 0 2100061582 7 0 2100061527 8
White American
AND
12 JAN 16 S 55

4 LB Kraft Singles

12 DEC 15 S54 12 DEC 15 S54 0 2100063448 4

No UPC – Clear film

White American through through
13 FEB 16 S54 13 FEB 16 S54
AND
12 DEC 15 S55
through
13 FEB 16 S55

1 LB Kraft Singles

NA 24 JAN 16 S54 NA 0 2100061526 1
through
06 FEB 16 S54
AND
24 JAN 16 S55
through
06 FEB 16 S55

1 LB Kraft Singles

NA 11 JAN 16 S54 NA 0 2100061527 8
White American
AND
11 JAN 16 S55

3 LB Kraft Singles

09 DEC 15 S54 NA 0 2100060491 3

No UPC – Clear film

American through
(72 individually- 19 FEB 16 S54

wrapped Singles in

cardboard carton)

3 LB Deli Deluxe 21 JAN 16 S54 21 JAN 16 S54 0 2100001386 9

No UPC – Clear film

Kraft American

through through
Singles 02 MAR 16 S54 02 MAR 16 S54
AND
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 1 lb Package 3 or 4 lb Box 1 lb Package

Best When Used

Best When Used UPC UPC

By Code Date

By Code Date

4 LB Kraft Singles

29 DEC 15 S54 29 DEC 15 S54 0 2100063360 9 No UPC –

American

through through

Clear outer wrapper

01 JAN 16 S54 01 JAN 16 S54

AND
29 DEC 15 S55
through
01 JAN 16 S55

3 LB Kraft Singles

30 DEC 15 S54 30 DEC 15 S54 0 2100060491 3 0 2100061526 1
American through through
04 JAN 16 S54 04 JAN 16 S54
AND
30 DEC 15 S55
through
04 JAN 16 S55

3 LB Kraft Singles

02 JAN 16 S 54 02 JAN 16 S54 0 2100061582 7 0 2100061527 8
White American through through
03 JAN 16 S 54 03 JAN 16 S54
AND
02 JAN 16 S55
through
03 JAN 16 S55

4 LB Kraft Singles

02 JAN 16 S 54 02 JAN 16 S54 0 2100063448 4 No UPC –
White American Clear outer wrapper
AND
02 JAN 16 S55

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.


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