Kraft expands cheese recall

The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the voluntary 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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