Cheese slices recalled after customers choke

| 04/09/2015 | 14 Comments

Cayman News Service(CNS): The Cayman Islands is one of the countries involved in a voluntary recall of cheese slices made Kraft Heinz after customers reportedly choked on pieces of the plastic wrapping. The voluntary recall by the global food producer covers a large number of manufacturing codes of individually-wrapped American slices. The firm said that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been removed, causing a potential choking hazard.
Some 335,000 additional cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the US 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,” the company stated in a release detailing the problem.

The recall began last month but has now been expanded and includes 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.

The details of the expanded list can be found here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I like the cheese in a can better

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ooh I love a good plastic cheeze on waddy white bread samwitch! (intentional sic for all the trolls)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Indeed it does taste like crap, but residents of our large neighbour to the north eat it by the millions. Says something.

    • Anonymous says:

      That there is a high correlation between poor food taste and Christian fundamentalism in the Flyover States?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey 1970’s someone is recalling your food.

  5. Anonymous says:

    OOps Heinz forgot to apply the release agent between the plastic and the cheese substitute slices.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Haven’t had this stuff in eons but last time I did I recall wondering where was the cheese.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Notice it’s called “processed cheese product”? It can’t legally be called “cheese” as it contains less than 51% cheese.

  8. Cheesed-Off says:

    The real cause is that the plastic actually tasted better than the cheese!

  9. john says:

    Darwinism at its finest.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This problem is a real risk because one would not noticed there was plastic attached to the cheese since cheese is plastic flavored.

  11. Selena says:

    KInd of old news, but I am glad it made to the Cyaman Islands

  12. Sue Smart says:

    I thought they had used plastic film between the slices for years to keep the slices from sticking together. But maybe it was other brand(s).

  13. Anonymous says:

    “Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. It takes like plastic crap anyway and consumers can use the money to try some decent cheese instead” the company stated in a release detailing the problem.

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