UPDATED: Choking Hazard in Kraft Singles Packaging Prompts Recall
The Kraft Heinz Company is issuing a recall for individually-wrapped Kraft singles due to a choking hazard. The company has discovered that a thin strip of the individual packaging is prone to remaining adhered to the cheese after removal, which can cause a choking hazard.
The recall applies to 3-pound and 4-pound sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American with a Best When Used By Date of 29 DEC 2015 through 04 JAN 16. Affected product features the manufacturing code S54 or S55, referring to the two production lines on which the Singles were made.
For specific products being recalled, visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
About 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft to retailers in the U.S. , Puerto Rico, and Grand Cayman.
Kraft reports that ten complaints about the packaging have been made, including three reports of consumers choking.
Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. Customers with questions can contact Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations at (800) 432-3101.
Update: After two more customer complaints, Kraft has decided to expand the recall to include 335,000 cases. The recall now covers products sold in many Caribbean and Central American nations, as well as South Korea. For an updated list of the UPCs and Best When Used By dates, see the FDA press release.