Kraft Heinz is expanding their recall of Kraft Singles products, citing a problem with the packing film. After the company recalled 335,000 cases on Thursday, the company is now saying that the issue is affecting 10 times as many cases as they originally thought.
The recall was made because of a defect in the wrapping paper of the Kraft Singles cheese slices. A thin strip of film may stick to a slice after the wrapper is removed, creating a choking hazard. It seems this is an ongoing issue with the company. They recalled 36,000 cases on July 31 for the same reason.
Kraft reports states that they received two new reports of customers choking. There were three similar reports in July, along with seven other complaints on the packaging.
The recall covers 1-4-pound Kraft Singles American and White American cheese with “Best When Used by Dates” ranging from Dec. 12 to March 2.
The products recalled are sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Anguilla, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, St. Lucia, and the British Virgin Islands.
The recall that took place in July only covered what was sent to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Grand Cayman. Those products had “Best By” dates from Dec. 4 to Jan. 4.
Kraft took to Twitter to make followers aware of the recall, “Kraft Heinz company expands voluntary recall of wrapped American slices.”
Kraft Heinz announced the recall on Thursday and encouraged customers to return the products they bought to the store they purchased it for a full refund.
Kraft and Heinz combined their companies officially in July.