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Kraft issues recall on Kraft American Singles: Check your cheese

Check your Kraft Singles to see if it is included in the recall.
Check your Kraft Singles to see if it is included in the recall.Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Kraft Foods has issued a recall on certain packages of Kraft American Singles because one of their suppliers did not store an ingredient at the correct temperature. According to USA Today on Saturday, this incident could have caused some of the cheese to spoil and cause illness. If customers have some of the Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product affected by the recall, they are warned not to eat it. They can return it to the store for an exchange or a full refund.

The recall involves all three sizes of the Kraft Singles that have a "best when used by" date of Feb. 20, 2015 on the bottom of the package. The 12-ounce packages may have a date of Feb. 21. The package codes all start with 0 21000 and end with 60464 7, 61526 1 or 63360 9. It was produced in a Kraft plant in Springfield, Missouri.

You can register with the United States Food Drug Administration (FDA) to receive emails when recalls are issued such as this with Kraft American Singles. It could prove to be very beneficial to know about products which are potentially harmful as soon as the information is released. You can also access a current list of recalls and problematic products here on the FDA Homepage.

Often, recalls are issued by companies in order to prevent potential problems, although none have been reported yet. It is a matter of corporate responsibility to react in a timely fashion to get the recall information out there. Kraft Foods has a track record of doing just that.