Velveeta is in the news again today, but this time it has to do with one of its products being recalled. Before anyone gets too worried, there is nothing at all wrong with the product, it is the packaging, which fails to mention an ingredient known to be an allergen, according to CNN News on Jan. 1.
Velveeta recently suggested that there may be a shortage of the cheese that melts like velvet right before the Super Bowl. This was thought to be a marketing ploy by some, but today’s recall is the real thing.
Only one product, the Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles - Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac, is involved in the recall. The food is fine, it is just that soy was not identified as an ingredient and this is known to be a food that causes allergic reactions in some people. This could be harmful for folks who have this allergy because it is not noted on the label that the product is made with hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce.
Kraft Foods spokesperson Joyce Hodel said that the “inaccurate labels” are the only thing wrong with the product. She gave the go ahead for those without a soy allergy to eat it saying:
"If an individual has no allergies or sensitivities to soy, then the product is perfectly safe to consume."
The recall involves just this product and no other Kraft of Velveeta products. The recall is for the Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles-Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac with the sale date from March 2, 2014 to October 23, 2014. The recall involves 177 million pounds of the product.