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Recall: 137,000 cases of Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese

Consumer Reports News: October 03, 2011 05:23 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with Kraft Food Global Inc. issued a recall of Kraft's Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups for possible presence of "small, thin wire bristle pieces."

The recall affects about 137,000 cases of the instant macaroni and cheese food product, manufactured in Kraft facilities in Champaign, IL and Lakeville, MN, but shipped to retailers nationwide. The products, sold in individual cups and in four-packs, can be further identified by the following:

Product Size Best When Used By Dates UPC
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups
2.39 oz. cup
16 May 2012
2100002322
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Four Pack Microwaveable Cups
4 x 2.39 oz. cups
24 Apr 2012
to
16 May 2012
2100002339
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Microwaveable Cups
2.19 oz. cup
25 Mar 2012
to
30 Mar 2012
2100002323
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Four Pack Microwaveable Cups
4 x 2.19 oz. cup
29 Mar 2012
to
12 Apr 2012
2100002946
Velveeta Rotini & Cheese Broccoli Microwaveable Cup
2.44 oz cup
29 Apr 2012
to
14 May 2012
2100002318

The FDA reports there have been no injuries or illnesses tied to the Velveeta Shells & Cheese products contaminated with the foreign matter. However, consumers are urged not to eat the recalled product but instead, take the tainted Kraft product back to the point of purchase for an exchange or a full refund.

Customers with questions can also contact Kraft Foods (toll-free: 800-308-1841) for more information.

Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Three Varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwaveable Cups [FDA]

Paul Eng


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