NEW YORK (WABC) -- Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.
The company is now recalling 335,000 cases because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been taken off, creating a choking hazard. Kraft Heinz took 36,000 cases off the market in July for the same reason.
At that time, there were 10 consumer complaints to date about the packaging, including three reports of consumers choking, the company said. The recalled product was shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman. Kraft Heinz did not ship this product to Canada or anywhere other than the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.
The recall applies to 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with a Best When Used By Date of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16, followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55.
The S54 and S55 codes refer to the two production lines on which the impacted product was made. The Best When Used By Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the larger 3-lb. and 4-lb. boxes and the enclosed individual 1-lb. packages.
No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than "S54" and "S55" after the code date are included in this recall.
Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it, but should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.
Consumers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can also contact Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for a full refund, at 1-800-432-3101, Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm Eastern.
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Kraft expanding recall of its cheese singles due to potential choking hazard