Kraft Adds 335K More Cases Of Cheese Singles To Recall Over Packaging Choking Hazard

After recalling 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles out of concern that consumers could choke on parts of the film covering individual slices, Kraft Heinz has expanded the recall to include 335,000 more cases of cheese for the same packaging reason.

The company says the problem is more widespread than first believed, with 10 times more of the product involved than was included in the initial recall. In July, Kraft announced it was pulling 36,000 cases of American cheese singles after reports that a thin strip of the film covering individual slices could stick to the food and potentially cause someone to choke.

At that time, Kraft said it’d received three reports of customers choking, and had received seven other complaints about the packaging. Since then, Kraft says in a press release that it’s received two more new reports of customers choking.

The new recall includes 1-, 3- and 4-pound Kraft Singles American and White American cheese product with “Best When Used by Dates” ranging from December 2015 to March 2016, followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55. Both those codes are stamped on both the outer box and individual packages.

The products were sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries and territories: Anguilla, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, St. Lucia, and the British Virgin Islands.

The July recall was limited to products shipped to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman with “Best By” dates of Dec. 29, 2016 to Jan. 4, 2016. For a complete list of products, <strong>click here.

Only products with the S54 and S55 codes, which refer to the two production lines on which the impacted product was made, are included in this recall. The “Best When Used By” Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the outer box and the individual packages.

Consumers should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.