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The Kraft Heinz Company Expands Voluntary Recall of Wrapped American Slices

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-432-3101

Media:
Jody Moore
847-646-4538
News@KraftHeinzCompany.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 3, 2015 – Northfield, Ill. – The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the voluntary recall of select code dates and manufacturing codes of individually-wrapped American slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

The original July 31, 2015 recall has been expanded. This product list below is inclusive of the previously recalled 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.

Only products with the S54 and S55 codes, which refer to the two production lines on which the impacted product was made, are included in this recall. The “Best When Used By” Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the outer box and the individual packages.

The voluntary recall is expanded to include the following varieties of Kraft Heinz American slices in addition to the original recall:

Product3 or 4 lb Sell Unit Best When Used By Code Date1 lb Package Best When Used By Code Date3 or 4 lb Sell Unit UPC1 lb Package UPC
4 LB Kraft Singles American13 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S5413 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S54

AND

13 DEC 15 S55 through 18 FEB 16 S55
0 2100063360 9No UPC - Clear film
3 LB Kraft Singles American (Three - 1 LB packages)14 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S 5414 DEC 15 S54 through 18 FEB 16 S54

AND

14 DEC 15 S55 through 18 FEB 16 S55
0 2100060491 30 2100061526 1
3 LB Kraft Singles White American12 JAN 16 S 5412 JAN 16 S 54

AND

12 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100061582 70 2100061527 8
4 LB Kraft Singles White American12 DEC 15 S54 through 13 FEB 16 S5412 DEC 15 S54 through 13 FEB 16 S54

AND

12 DEC 15 S55 through 13 FEB 16 S55
0 2100063448 4No UPC - Clear film
1 LB Kraft SinglesNA24 JAN 16 S54 through 06 FEB 16 S54

AND

24 JAN 16 S55 through 06 FEB 16 S55
NA0 2100061526 1
1 LB Kraft Singles White AmericanNA11 JAN 16 S54

AND

11 JAN 16 S55
NA0 2100061527 8
3 LB Kraft Singles American (72 individually - wrapped Singles in cardboard carton)09 DEC 15 S54 through 19 FEB 16 S54NA0 2100060491 3No UPC - Clear film
3 LB Deli Deluxe Kraft American Single21 JAN 16 S54 through 02 MAR 16 S5421 JAN 16 S54 through 02 MAR 16 S54

AND

21 JAN 16 S55 through 02 MAR 16 S55
0 2100001386 9No UPC - Clear film
 

The following varieties of Kraft Singles products are part of the original recall:

Product3 or 4 lb Box Best When Used By Code Date1 lb Package Best When Used By Code Date3 or 4 lb Box UPC1 lb Package UPC
4 LB Kraft Singles American29 DEC 15 S54 through 01 JAN 16 S5429 DEC 15 S54 through 01 JAN 16 S54

AND

29 DEC 15 S55 through 01 JAN 16 S55
0 2100063360 9No UPC - Clear outer wrapper
3 LB Kraft Singles American30 DEC 15 S54 through 04 JAN 16 S5430 DEC 15 S54 through 04 JAN 16 S54

AND

30 DEC 15 S55 through 04 JAN 16 S55
0 2100060491 30 2100061526 1
3 LB Kraft Singles White American02 JAN 16 S 54 through 03 JAN 16 S 5402 JAN 16 S54 through 03 JAN 16 S54

AND

02 JAN 16 S55 through 03 JAN 16 S55
0 2100061582 70 2100061527 8
4 LB Kraft Singles White American02 JAN 16 S 5402 JAN 16 S54

AND

02 JAN 16 S55
0 2100063448 4No UPC - Clear outer wrapper
 

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.

Kraft Heinz is taking this action as a result of two new consumer complaints of choking in connection with the packaging issue.

Approximately 335,000 additional cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands Grand Cayman, Netherland Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, St. Lucia, and British Virgin Islands.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They 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, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

About The Kraft Heinz Company
The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon, Quero, Weight Watchers Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company. For more information, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com.

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