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Some batches of Kraft Velveeta cheese are being recalled

Kraft Velveeta cheese is being recalled
Kraft Velveeta cheese is being recalled
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Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 260 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product because it does not contain appropriate levels of sorbic acid. Sorbic acid is 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.

This recall affects a single batch of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product made on one manufacturing line during a few hours of production. The recall is for a 32 oz (2 pound) box of Velveeta. The product will have a date of December 17, 2014 and will have markings of 09:34 through 13:15 only. The UPC number on the package is 021000611614.

The product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers. The cheese 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.

None of these appear to have been shipped to Arizona, but it is better to be safe than sorry when dealing with a product recall for such a widely-used Kraft product. You can feel safe purchasing your Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product at Albertson's, Safeway, Fry's, Basha's as well as local Walmarts in Mesa.

If you have one of these packages, do not eat the cheese. Please return the product to Walmart for a full refund.

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