Some 735,000 cases of string cheese were sent to stores throughout the United States with expiration dates marked on them from Oct. 25 through Feb. 11. The products are from Kraft as well as Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists lines of products. A recall of the products was initiated after the firm received reports from customers about string cheese going bad prior to its expiration dates. Kraft has reportedly stopped production and shipment of the products and is investigating as to why the cheese products are spoiling prior to their expected expiration dates.
A statement from Kraft says that people who have bad cheese products should not eat them – and persons should either get an exchange or a refund. Additionally, Kraft publicized their consumer relations number for customers: Calls may be made to 1-800-816-9432 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST.
All of the bad products came from the Campbell, New York plant.
A year ago, Kraft had a string cheese issue, also. The firm had to recall the Jalapeno variety of string cheese as a precaution because a thin layer of plastic film from the package stuck to the cheese, causing a potential choke hazard.
Unofficially, Kraft has also been criticized for adding yellow dyes 5 and 6 to its macaroni and cheese products. It has been asserted that the dyes add no taste value and could be potentially dangerous to people who consume them.