Velveeta Recall Issued Due to Risk of Early Spoilage, Illnesses

Velveeta cheese products distributed to certain Wal-Mart stores nationwide are being recalled, due to a lack of preservative additives, which may allow the products to spoil prematurely and potentially lead to food poisoning illnesses.

A Kraft Foods Velveeta recall (PDF) was issued on June 19, following a manufacturer review of recently processed foods.

It was found that about 260 cases of Velveeta distributed to Wal-Mart stores may lack sobric acid, a preservative that was supposed to be added to the food, potentially allowing them to spoil before their expiration dates.

Did You Know?

AT&T Data Breach Impacts Millions of Customers

More than 73 million customers of AT&T may have had their names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and other information released on the dark web due to a massive AT&T data breach. Lawsuits are being pursued to obtain financial compensation.

Learn More

When food spoils, it causes bacteria to grow. This may cause consumers to suffer mild to severe food poisoning if the food is eaten, typically causing stomach virus symptoms within 4-48 hours, including diarrhea, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting.

The recall includes 32 ounce Kraft Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese products. The products were packed with 12 units per case and contain Case UPC code 10021000611611 and Consumer package UPC code 021000611614. Each unit is marked with a “Best Used By” date of December 17, 2014 and time stamped between 9:34 and 13:15 next to the date.

The affected cheese products were manufactured by Kraft Foods and distributed to three Wal-Mart distribution centers where they were shipped to 12 Midwest states. The products were distributed directly to Wal-Mart stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Customers should not eat the recalled cheese products and return them to the Wal-Mart store they were purchased from for an exchange or a full refund. Customers may also contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-310-3704 for further questions concerning the recall.

Photo Courtesy of Clean Wal-Mart via Flickr CC

0 Comments

Share Your Comments

I authorize the above comments be posted on this page*

Want your comments reviewed by a lawyer?

To have an attorney review your comments and contact you about a potential case, provide your contact information below. This will not be published.

NOTE: Providing information for review by an attorney does not form an attorney-client relationship.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

More Top Stories

BioZorb Lawsuit Alleges Breast Tissue Marker Failed, Requiring Surgical Removal
BioZorb Lawsuit Alleges Breast Tissue Marker Failed, Requiring Surgical Removal (Posted yesterday)

A BioZorb lawsuit has been filed by several breast cancer survivors after the BioZorb implants moved out of place and failed to dissolve int he body, requiring surgical removal.

Fairness Hearing For Philips CPAP Recall Medical Monitoring Settlement Set for October
Fairness Hearing For Philips CPAP Recall Medical Monitoring Settlement Set for October (Posted yesterday)

A U.S. District Court judge has scheduled a fairness hearing for October in order to determine whether final approval should be granted to a $25 million Philips CPAP recall settlement agreement, which would pay former users $25 million to pay for future medical monitoring needs.

Abbott Laboratories Faces Jury Trial Over Claims Similac Caused NEC For Premature Infant
Abbott Laboratories Faces Jury Trial Over Claims Similac Caused NEC For Premature Infant (Posted 2 days ago)

Following a $60 million verdict in a similar lawsuit earlier this year, trial is underway involving claims brought by an Illinois mother, whose premature daughter developed NEC from Similac, alleging that Abbott failed to warn parents and medical staff of the devastating risks associated with the cow's milk-based formula.