Kraft Recalls 36,000 Cases of Cheese Over Possible Choking Hazard

Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox

Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now!
Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy
Kraft Recalls 36,000 Cases of Cheese Over Possible Choking Hazard
Image credit: Michael Nagle | Bloomberg/Getty Images
Writer at Fortune.com
2 min read
This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine

There’s nothing better than a simple grilled cheese sandwich made with Kraft American singles. But it’s probably not worth choking over.

Kraft has received 10 complaints stating that a thin strip of plastic remained adhered to the cheese after removing the wrapper. Three of these cases resulted in choking. In response, Kraft has decided to voluntarily recall 36,000 cases of its 3-lb and 4-lb packages of Kraft American and White American individually-wrapped singles.

The FDA released a list of the affected products, which have been distributed in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Grand Cayman. Those that are affected by the recall have a “best when used by” date between December 29, 2015 and January 4, 2016. The manufacturing code that follows is either “S54″ or “S55.”

If you bought a package of Kraft singles that is included in the recall, you can bring it back to the store from which you purchased it and receive a refund or exchange. Consumers who live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico also have the option to contact Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for a full refund.

Kraft has released a statement saying, “We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.”

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Starting, buying, or growing your small business shouldn’t be hard. Guidant Financial works to make financing easy for current and aspiring small business owners by providing custom funding solutions, financing education, and more.

Latest on Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Media, Inc. values your privacy. In order to understand how people use our site generally, and to create more valuable experiences for you, we may collect data about your use of this site (both directly and through our partners). By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the use of that data. For more information on our data policies, please visit our Privacy Policy.