The Kraft Food Group has announced a voluntary recall of a series of string cheese products.
Kraft’s recall affected 22 of its string cheese products, totaling about 735,000 cases.
The Huffington Post reported that the recall came after the company received reports of cheese spoiling and changing color. Kraft’s cheese offerings that are being recalled have "Best When Used By" dates from Oct. 25 through Feb. 11. Kraft is investigating the cause.
According to The Stir, people who have purchased Kraft string cheeses will locate the "Best When Used By" date on the back and at the bottom of packages that are multi-count. Individual Kraft cheese items have the date on the bottom front.
Customers can return their string cheese product for an exchange or refund, or call Kraft Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Kraft Foods addressed customers who purchase their Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists items in a press release, saying, according to kraftfoodsgroup.com, “These are natural cheeses that contain no added preservatives, and it’s not unusual for cheese to spoil over time. In this situation, we saw spoilage occurring before the “Best When Used By” Date. We knew the right thing to do for our consumers was to voluntarily recall the affected product.”
The 22 recalled products can be found here.