Kraft recalls string cheese for possible spoilage

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from Oct. 25, 2013 through Feb. 11, 2014.

Approximately 735,000 cases of the affected product were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected product was not distributed in Canada.

For a list of recalled items, click here.

Consumers can find the “Best When Used By” date on the back of multi-count packages toward the bottom. For string cheese products labeled for individual sale, the “Best When Used By” date is on the bottom front of the package.

No other Kraft or Polly-O String Cheese or String Cheese Twists products, or any other Kraft Foods or Polly-O products, are being recalled.

Kraft is conducting this recall after receiving several reports from consumers of premature spoilage of some of the string cheese products listed above. Kraft has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products from the relevant facility as the company continues its investigation to resolve the problem.

Consumers who purchased any product listed above should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

The affected product was produced in Campbell, N.Y.