Kraft Heinz Co. recalls 36,000 cases of cheese slices due to a packaging problem. The company has mentioned that the present form of packaging that surrounds the Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized cheese might cause a case of choking among consumers.
The Singles are separately wrapped in a slim packaging film, which may stick to the cheese slice even after the wrapper has been taken out. One can unintentionally consume the packaging film and suffer the risk of being choked.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this spontaneous recall was notified by ten accusations including three confirmed reports of buyers being almost chocked by the packaging film.
Kraft recalls those cheese Singles that were transported to distribution centres in the United States, Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.
The Packaging Problem Set to be Addressed With this Voluntary Recall
As a step towards the safety of their customers, Kraft Heinz has decided to recall all their cheese slices weighing 3- and 4-pound belonging to the American and White American pasteurized cheese category.
It will include all those products that have the Best Use Date from December 29, 2015 to January 4, 2016, followed by manufacturing codes of S55 or S54.
Along with stating their decision to take back those 36,000 cases of cheese slices, the company has also clarified that no other variety of their products comes under the purview of the recalled products.
In a statement issued following the decision to recall, Kraft has said that it deeply regrets the packaging problem’s and apologises to all the customers it has disappointed.
The company has asked all its customers not to consume any of their products that come with the packaging problem’s. Instead, they must return the product to the store from where they got it either to get an exchanged product or a complete refund.
It’s interesting to note that a few months back, Kraft Foods Group had another packaging problem concerning another spontaneous recall of approximately 242,000 ‘Cheese Dinner’ and ‘Kraft Macaroni’ cases.
As declared in the press release, the company stated that this recall was triggered by the fact that some dinner boxes might have had small pieces of metal in them. In that case, although no injuries were reported, the recall was commenced after Kraft obtained eight accusations about metal particles inside cases of ‘Cheese Dinner’ and ‘Kraft Macaroni’.