Kraft Foods has stated it is issuing a recall order for nearly 8,000 cases of American Singles cheese. The recall, which will involve 7,690 cases of various varieties of American Singles Pasteurized Cheese Product, is being done as a precautionary measure by Kraft Foods after a mistake was made by one of its suppliers.
The supplier apparently did not follow the standard temperatures that Kraft requires to keep their products fresh. It is doubtful that the mistake would have triggered any untimely spoiling of the cheese slices or caused food-caused illnesses, but Kraft has decided to be cautious about the prospect.
There are four varieties of Kraft’s American Singles which have been affected by the mistake. They are the 12, 16 and 24 ounce sizes which come in batches that have the ‘Best When Used by Dates’ listed of Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 of 2015. The dates are found at the bottom of the cheese packages. The cheese package codes on the affected food products all begin with the numbers 0 21000 then have the suffixes 60464 7, 61526 1 or 63360 9.
Kraft is requesting that any customers who may have bought any of the various products to not eat the cheese products. Customers should take the food items affected by the recall order back to the store in which they were purchased and have them either exchanged or get their money refunded.
Kraft says that so far there have been no illness complaints reported which have stemmed from dining on the affected food products. The affected cheese items were made at Kraft’s facility which is located in Springfield, Missouri.
The last recall that Kraft had was for just over 95,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Wieners last April. That was due to issues resulting from incorrect product classification. The recall stated that product labels were incorrect, as they did not reveal the ingredients linked to the pasteurized cheese that was in the cheese dogs. The ingredient was not put on the product label.
Kraft released another recall order for just over 250 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product because of an inadequate amount of preservatives used in the products. That meant the product could spoil faster than what was posted as expiration dates on the boxes of the products. These products were sent to three different Wal-Mart distribution centers, which might have already sent out the cheese products to around 12 states. However none of the affected goods have been sent out of the United States.
Kraft Foods is considered one of the largest food producing companies in North America. It deals with packaged food and beverage goods, with annual revenues of nearly $20 billion. However it has revealed it has issued a recall for nearly 8,000 cases of American Singles cheese. The recall, which includes 7,690 cases of various varieties of American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, is being done as a protective measure by Kraft Foods after an error was made by one of its suppliers.
By Kimberly Ruble