DETROIT (AP/WWJ) – Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, including Michigan, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives.
Insufficient levels of sorbic acid has led to the recall of 260 cases of Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese product because it could cause the cheese to spoil prematurely or cause food-borne illnesses.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. says the cheese was sent to three Walmart distribution centers and could have been shipped to as many as 12 states’ mostly in the Midwest. They are Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The company says the code for the recalled items, found on the side of the package, is 021000611614.
Kraft Foods spokesman Russ Dyer said, in a media release, that the company is taking action to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.
Consumers who purchased any of these products should not eat them and to return them to the store where they were purchances for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-310-3704 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.
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