Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of Singles cheese due to choking hazard

Published: Aug. 2, 2015 at 9:41 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2015 at 9:41 PM EDT
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NORTHFIELD, IL (WAVE) - The Kraft Heinz Company announced it is voluntarily recalling 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles due to a potential choking hazard.

A press release from the company said it is recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of the individually-wrapped slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been removed.

The recall only applies to the three-pound and four-pound sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product.

Products with a Best When Used By date of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16 followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55 should be returned to the store where purchased.

A full list of the specific dates and UPC codes of the recalled products can be found here.

So far, there have been 10 customer complaints about the packaging, including three choking reports.

Kraft urges customers not to eat the cheese and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

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