Kraft recalls thousands of cheese products due to choking risk

Markets Associated Press

The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard.

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The company said Monday that there have been 10 consumer complaints to date about the packaging, including three reports of consumers choking.

The recall applies to 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product. The products being recalled have a "best when used by" date of Dec. 29, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code S54 or S55.

No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in this recall.

The products being recalled had been shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.

Consumers who purchased this product should return it for an exchange or full refund. Consumers can also contact the company at 1-800-432-3101 for a refund.