Kraft Foods Group, Inc. announced Friday that the company is voluntarily recalling Kraft and Polly-O string cheese because the products may spoil and change color before their “best if used by” dates.
Approximately 735,000 cases of the impacted products have already been packaged and distributed to customers and retailers across the United States. All of the string cheese products came from a plant in Campbell, N.Y. Their code dates range from October 25, 2013 to February 11, 2014.
The following Kraft string cheese varieties have been affected:
Kraft Mozzarella String Cheese
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim
Kraft Barbecue String Cheese Twists
Kraft Italian Style Pizza Cheese Twists
Kraft Low Moisture Cracked Black Pepper String Cheese
Kraft 2% Natural String Cheese
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese
Kraft 2% String Cheese
Polly-O Mozzarella String Cheese
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese
Polly-O Barbecue Cheese Twist
Polly-O Italian Style Pizza Cheese Twist
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Black Pepper
Polly-O 2% String Cheese
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese
Poly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese Value Pack
Polly-O String Cheese 1 oz 48 count
No other Kraft cheese products are being recalled at this time.
This isn’t the first time Kraft string cheese has been in the spotlight. Last year, the company had to recall its Jalapeno-flavored string cheese because of hazardous packaging. On some of the products, the plastic from the outer package didn’t separate from the cheese, meaning conusumers risked choking on the plastic.
Kraft says people who purchased the affected Kraft or Polly-O string cheese products may either exchange them or get a refund by calling 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST. For more information on the recall and a complete, detailed list of affected products, visit FDA.gov.