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Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage

Kraft String Cheese Recall from FDA.gov
Kraft String Cheese Recall/FDA.gov

Are you a cheese fan? There has been a recall of string cheese. I know we use a lot of string cheese at our house for the kiddos.

Here is the info about the product recall on the cheese:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 25, 2013 – NORTHFIELD, Ill., – Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 through February 11, 2014.

Approximately 735,000 cases of the affected product were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected product was not distributed in Canada.

The following varieties are being recalled:

Name of Product Size Package UPC Code Dates
Kraft Mozzarella String Cheese 16 oz. 21000006632 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
.834 oz Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String 2/24PK .834 oz (individual sticks in a carton) 21000007264 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese 24 oz 21000017171 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String 12 oz 21000017140 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Barbecue String Cheese Twists 9 oz 21000041619 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Italian Style Pizza Cheese Twists 9 oz 21000041626 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Cracked Black Pepper String Cheese 10 oz 21000044702 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% Natural String Cheese 20 oz 21000044719 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese 10 oz 21000044726 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese 10 oz 21000044733 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% String Cheese 10 oz 21000044740 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Mozzarella String Cheese 16 oz 71040000251 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese 12 oz 71040065045 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Barbecue Cheese Twist 9 oz 71040000503 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Italian Style Pizza CheeseTwist 9 oz 71040000510 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Black Pepper String Cheese 10 oz 71040000565 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese 20 oz 71040000572 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese 10 oz 71040000589 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese 10 oz 71040000596 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese 10 oz 71040000602 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese Value Pack 24 oz 71040065564 25 OCT 2013 –11 FEB 2014
Polly-O String Cheese 1 oz 48-count 48 oz 71040605098 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014

Consumers can find the “Best When Used By” date on the back of multi-count packages toward the bottom. For string cheese products labeled for individual sale, the “Best When Used By” date is on the bottom front of the package.

No other Kraft or Polly-O String Cheese or String Cheese Twists products — or any other Kraft Foods or Polly-O products — are being recalled.

Kraft is conducting this recall after receiving several reports from consumers of premature spoilage of some of the string cheese products listed above. Kraft has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products from the relevant facility as the company continues its investigation to resolve the problem.

Consumers who purchased any product listed above should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern).

The affected product was produced in Campbell, NY.

ABOUT KRAFT FOODS GROUP
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion. With the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse, Kraft has an unrivaled portfolio of products in the beverages, cheese, refrigerated meals and grocery categories. Its iconic brands include Kraft, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Velveeta, Capri Sun, JELL-O and Lunchables. Kraft’s 23,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices. For more information, visit www.kraft.com and www.facebook.com/kraft.

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