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RECALL ALERT: Kraft Heinz Expands Kraft Singles Recall Over Choking Hazard
Updated September 3, 2015 8:23 PM
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(UNDATED) - Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.

NBC reports, the company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been taken off, creating a choking hazard. Kraft Heinz took 36,000 cases off the market July 31 for the same reason.

More on the Kraft Singles recall

The privately-held company said it's received two new reports of customers choking. It disclosed three such reports in July.

The recall covers 1-, 3- and 4-pound Kraft Singles American and White American cheese product sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries and territories. The cases have "Best When Used by Dates" from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4.

Original recall

The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling select varieties of Kraft Singles due to a potential choking hazard.

The recall only applies to the three pound and four pound sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product.

The company says a "thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed," causing a choking hazard.

The affected products have a "Best when used by" date of Dec. 29 of this year through Jan. 4, 2016 and will also have a manufacturing code of S54 or S55.

The company is asking customers who purchased the recalled cheese to not eat it and return it to the store where they bought it for a full refund.



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