String cheese recalled for ‘premature spoilage’

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String cheese recalled for ‘premature spoilage’

Kraft has issued a voluntary recall of multiple varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists because of “premature spoilage,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recall affects 735,000 cases shipped to customers nationwide. Southwest Ohio Meijer stores are among local grocers that were affected by the recall. “All affected products are off the shelves,” Meijer spokesman Frank Guglielmi said Monday morning. Kroger officials said this morning they were checking on whether their stores were impacted by the recall.

The recalled string-cheese products all have “Best When Used By” dates from Oct. 25 through Feb. 11. The products include 1-pound packages of Kraft Mozzarella String Cheese, 10-ounce packages of Kraft 2 percent String Cheese and 9-ounce packages of Kraft Barbecue and Kraft Italian-style String Cheese Twists. For a full list of recalled products, go to this FDA web site: www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm372320.htm.

Kraft says it issued the recall after receiving several reports from consumers about cheese going bad, according to the Associated Press. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products and is investigating the problem. The affected products were made in a plant in Campbell, N.Y.

Consumers should not eat the recalled product and should return it for an exchange or refund. For more information, contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time.

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