Sadly today, June 19, Kraft Foods issued a Velveeta recall in 12 states. But liquid gold lovers shouldn’t worry about getting their favorite melt-in-your-mouth fix on, because Kraft said it’s a limited quantity. However, the products affected have been shipped to Wal-Mart stores; so shoppers should take note which product code and which states have been issued Velveeta recalls.
Apparently, the Kraft Food Group recalled its Velveeta cheese products that contain the “original pasteurized recipe” due to inadequate amounts of the preservative, “sorbic acid,” which helps the keep the liquid gold from spoiling and causing food-borne health issues to consumers, according to KARE news. Currently the 12 states that have been issued recalls for Velveeta mac and cheese products include: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
In a press release Kraft Food Group described their recall as an “isolated” incident and it was voluntarily made after they noticed a small quantity of “velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese products” had “low levels” of a preservative. They also said they are doubtful the “affected product could lead to any food borne illness,” however they wanted to issue the recall as a precautionary warning.
None of the recalled Velveeta cheese products are known to have been shipped out of the United States. Consumers have been notified to check the case code time and date stamp on the side of the packages. Packages that are dated Dec. 17, 2014 between 10:54 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. were noticed during Kraft Food Groups sampling process.
This isn’t the first time that Kraft needed to issue a recall, but with a company that’s been around since 1927, its not unusual for issues to happen. Just recently in January, Kraft recalled more than 1.70 million pounds of ground beef due to labeling issues that skipped mentioning specific allergen ingredients, according to Medical Daily. In May, Kraft Food Group recalled more than 1 million cases of cottage cheese, and in October a string cheese product had been recalled due to faulty “best if used by” dates, and in 2011, a recall on their Velveeta Pasta Cups were issued, because small bits of thin wire bristle parts were found inside the snack. Ouch!
If "liquid gold diggers" find their products are among the affected Velveeta recall batch, Kraft Food has advised consumers not to eat the product.