Kraft has issued a voluntary recall of Kraft American singles, pasteurized prepared cheese product. The product may have been stored at improper temperatures, opening the door for pathogen growth. USA Today reported on Aug. 30, 2014 that packages under recall include the 12, 16, and 24 ounce sizes.
The reason for the recall is that a supplier did not store an ingredient at the proper temperatures. Bacterial and other pathogen growth is possible on the recalled items. Consumers should not eat any of the cheese slices under recall. Packages with an expiration date of Feb. 20, 2015 and Feb 21, 2015 should not eat the cheese.
Kraft American singles are very popular with kids and parents. With children heading back to school, parents should be extra careful that they do not have any of the recalled cheese in their refrigerators. If a recalled package is found, consumers should return the package to the place of purchase for a refund. Kraft feels that it is unlikely that the recalled cheese could cause illness, but they have issued a recall to prevent any problems.
The cheese under recall was manufactured at the Springfield, Missouri plant. It is possible that the recalled cheese is in Arkansas stores. Kraft has a detailed list of all recalled packages on their website. Recalled packages are easily identified by the UPC code and expiration date. If you have any Kraft cheese slices that are no longer in the original package you should not eat the cheese. The company believes that about 8,000 units were affected. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-396-5512.