Potential Choking Hazard Prompts Product Recall
By Jean-Paul McDonald, Farms.com
Northfield, Illinois-based Kraft Foods has issued a voluntary product recall for their Jalapeño variety of Kraft String Cheese with a “best when used by date of Nov. 23, 2012”, which can be found in the lower right corner of the package. This product is sold in a 12-ounce bag with 12 individually wrapped cheese strings. The recall comes after the company discovered a thin layer of plastic film could stick to the cheese and thus pose a risk for choking. The company has received one consumer complaint about the sticking plastic.
The recall affects approximately 2,700 cases of Kraft Jalapeño String Cheese, which were produced in Campbell, New York, and distributed across the U.S. Consumers affected by the recall can return the product in question to the store they purchased it, for an exchange or full refund. Consumer can also direct their questions to Kraft Foods Consumer Relations by calling 1-800-396-2133.