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

 

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-816-9432

Media:
Joyce Hodel
847-646-4538
news@kraftfoods.com
 

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 ProductSizePackage UPCCode Dates
Kraft Mozzarella String Cheese16 oz.2100000663225 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
.834 oz Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String 2/24PK.834 oz (individual sticks in a carton)2100000726425 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese24 oz2100001717125 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String12 oz2100001714025 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Barbecue String Cheese Twists9 oz2100004161925 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Italian Style Pizza Cheese Twists9 oz2100004162625 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Cracked Black Pepper String Cheese10 oz2100004470225 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% Natural String Cheese20 oz2100004471925 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese10 oz2100004472625 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese10 oz2100004473325 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% String Cheese10 oz2100004474025 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Mozzarella String Cheese16 oz7104000025125 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese12 oz7104006504525 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Barbecue Cheese Twist9 oz7104000050325 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Italian Style Pizza CheeseTwist9 oz7104000051025 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Black Pepper String Cheese10 oz7104000056525 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese20 oz7104000057225 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese10 oz7104000058925 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese10 oz7104000059625 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese10 oz7104000060225 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese Value Pack24 oz7104006556425 OCT 2013 –11 FEB 2014
Polly-O String Cheese 1 oz 48-count48 oz7104060509825 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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