Kraft Foods recalled 260 cases of Velveeta cheese sold at Walmart stores across the Midwest because it didn’t have enough preservatives.
This recall affects one batch of product made on one manufacturing line during a few hours of production. The product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in up to 12 Midwest states.
The affected products may have been shipped to Walmart stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. These products were not shipped outside of the U.S.
The recalled product is 32 ounce (2 pound) packages of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product, 12 units per case. The consumer UPC number is 021000611614 and the consumer package code and date/time range is from 17 DEC 2014 09:34 through 13:15 only. The case code date and time range is from 17 DEC 2014 10:54 – 14:35 only. The case UPC code is 10021000611611.
Consumers can find the case code date on the side of the package. No other products outside this time period on this case code date are affected by this recall, nor are any other Kraft or Velveeta products affected.
The Velveeta recall is due to cheese not containing an appropriate level of sorbic acid, a preservative ingredient. While unlikely, the affected product could spoil prematurely and/or lead to food borne illness. Therefore, the company is issuing this recall as a precaution, the company said in a statement.
Consumers who bought the cheese shouldn’t eat it, the company said. Instead, they should return the Velveeta to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or refund. They can also call Kraft’s customer relations number at 800-310-3704.
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