Kraft Recalls 36,000 Cases of Cheese Due to Choking Risk


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Kraft is recalling 36,000 cases of American cheese slices because of complaints that faulty wrappers are choking hazards.

On some products, there’s a chance that a thin strip of the individual packaging film remains on the cheese after the rest of the wrapper has been removed, potentially causing people to choke, Kraft said in a statement.

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There have been 10 complaints and three reports of choking.

The recall affects three and four-pound sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American that have a Best When Used By Date of Dec. 29, 2015, through January 4, 2016 with manufacturing codes S54 or S55.

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The recalled cheese was only sold in the United States, Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman. Consumers who purchased this product should return it for a full refund, or contact Heinz Customer relations at 1-800-432-3101.

“We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” Kraft said.

The food producer had to recall nearly 250,000 cases of its popular Macaroni & Cheese product in March after metal fragments were found in some packages.

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