Kraft Foods has issued a recall order for almost 8,000 cases of American Singles cheese.
The recall order, which will specifically involve 7,691 cases of certain varieties of the American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, is a precautionary measure that is being carried out by the company after a mistake by one of its suppliers.
The said supplier did not do the correct measures in storing a specific ingredient. Specifically, the supplier did not follow the standard temperatures that are required by Kraft.
It is unlikely that the mistake will have caused premature spoiling of the cheese slices or food-caused illnesses, but the Kraft is being cautious of the possibility.
Four varieties of Kraft's American Singles Cheese are affected by the mistake, for batches that have the "Best When Used By" dates of Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 of next year.
Kraft has stated that customers that have purchased the product should refrain from eating the American Singles cheese products. Customers may return the products affected by the recall order to the store where they were bought to have them exchanged or refunded.
The company said that no complaints of illnesses stemming from consuming the affected products have been reported.
The affected American Singles cheese products were produced from the company's facility in Springfield, Missouri.
Kraft issued a recall order for 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners last April over issues stemming from wrong product labeling.
"The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs," according to the recall order. "The products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label."
Kraft issued another recall order for 260 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product due to an insufficient amount of preservatives used in the products, which may lead to faster product spoilage than posted on the expiration dates of the products.
The products were shipped to three distribution centers of Walmart, which may have already forwarded the affected products to as many as 12 states. However, none of the affected products have been shipped outside of the United States.
Kraft Foods is one of the biggest companies in North America that deals with packaged food and beverage consumer goods, with yearly revenues of over $18 billion. Aside from Kraft, Oscar Mayer and Velveeta, other brands under the company include Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Philadelphia and Planters.