Kraft Polly-O String Cheese Recall Issued Due to Risk of Spoiling

Roughly 735,000 cases of Kraft Food string-cheese products have been recalled due to a risk that the cheese may spoil and become discolored before the expiration date on the packaging, posing a potential risk of health issues for consumers.

The string cheese recall was announced on October 25, after multiple reports were received of the products going bad, impacting products sold under the Kraft and Polly-O brand names.

Although there have been no confirmed cases of food poisoning associated with the string cheese, if the products are consumed individuals may experience illness. It appears that visible discoloration of the cheese, abnormal smells and other indications have been present in cases where the cheese spoiled.

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Kraft indicates that all affected products have been removed from store shelves, but some may still be in consumers’ refrigerators, as the products have “best before” dates ranging between October 25, 2013 and February 11, 2014.

The recall includes various sizes and flavors of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese, including Cheese Twist Products. The affected cheese products were manufactured by Kraft Foods Group and distributed for sale across the United States.

For a full list of recalled products customers may visit the FDA website.

Consumers have been advised to stop eating the affected cheese products immediately and return any packages to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may also contact Kraft Foods Customer Relations at 1-800-816-9432.


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