Title: Kraft Heinz Recalls 83,000 Cases of Kraft Singles Due to Choking Hazard
Kraft Heinz, a renowned food manufacturer, has recently issued a voluntary recall of over 83,000 cases of its popular Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices. The recall has been initiated due to a potential choking hazard associated with the product.
According to the company’s statement, the individual slice wrappers can adhere to the cheese, creating a risk of choking for consumers. Kraft Heinz had previously revamped the wrapping on the slices earlier this year to address customer complaints about the difficulty of opening the clear wrapper.
The recall was prompted by a temporary malfunction on one of Kraft’s wrapping machines, which caused a thin strip of film to remain on the slice even after the wrapper was removed. As a result, several consumer complaints, including six cases of choking or gagging, led to the decision to recall the affected products.
Fortunately, no major injuries have been reported thus far. However, to ensure consumer safety, Kraft Heinz advises customers to either discard the recalled products or return them to the store for an exchange or refund.
The specific products affected by the recall include the 16 oz. Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with a “Best When Used By” date ranging from 10 JAN 24 through 27 JAN 24. Additionally, the 3 lb. multipacks with a “Best When Used By” date between 09 JAN 2024 and 16 JAN 2024 are also included.
To address any further concerns or inquiries, consumers can directly contact Kraft Heinz at 1-800-280-8252.
Ensuring consumer safety remains a top priority for Kraft Heinz, which aims to maintain its reputation for delivering high-quality food products. The company is diligently working to rectify the issue and prevent any potential incidents in the future.