Kraft is recalling some Velveeta cheese short on preservative

Kraft is recalling a batch of Velveeta cheese shipped to Walmart in the Midwest because it doesn't contain enough of a specific preservative and can spoil too fast, potentially causing a food borne illness, the company said June 19. The cheese product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in as many as 12 states, including Illinois. The recall includes one batch made on a single manufacturing line over a few hours of production. The recalled product is in 32-ounce containers. They will have a "Best Used By" date of Dec. 17, 2014 and consumer package code between 09:34 and 13:15 next to the date. Consumers who have bought the product should return them to the store for a full refund, or call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at (800) 310-3704 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time. The affected products may have been shipped to Walmart stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. These products were not shipped outside of the U.S. (Scott Olson / Getty Images / January 8, 2014)

Kraft is recalling a batch of Velveeta cheese shipped to Walmart in the Midwest because it doesn’t contain enough of a specific preservative and can spoil too fast, potentially causing a food borne illness.

The cheese product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in as many as 12 states, including Illinois. The recall includes one batch made on a single manufacturing line over a few hours of production.

The recalled product is in 32-ounce containers. They will have a “Best Used By” date of Dec. 17, 2014 and consumer package code between 09:34 and 13:15 next to the date.

Consumers who have bought the product should return them to the store for a full refund, or call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at (800) 310-3704 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time.

This recall affects one batch of product made on one manufacturing line during a few hours of production.  The product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in up to 12 Midwest states. 

The affected products may have been shipped to Walmart stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  These products were not shipped outside of the U.S.

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