Kraft Heinz announced a recall Friday for what it called "select" issues of its Kraft Singles wrapped cheese, warning that the film sticking to the cheese could cause choking.
The company said in a statement that 10 people had lodged complaints about the packaging of the cheese before the recall, with three of those reporting choking on the product, USA Today reported
Kraft's recall includes 3-pound and 4-pound sizes of American and White American Kraft Singles with a "best used by" date of Dec. 29, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016.
"Approximately 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman," stated the Kraft release
. "Kraft Heinz did not ship this product to Canada or anywhere other than the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman. We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed."
Kraft stated that customers in the United States and Puerto Rico can call the company's consumer relations office to inquire about a refund.
"Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it," the Kraft statement said. "They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund."
In March, Kraft Foods recalled roughly 6.5 million boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese after the company learned that some of the boxes contained small pieces of metal, reported The Associated Press
That recall covered 7.25-ounce boxes sold individually and in packs of three, four, and five, according to The Associated Press — covering 242,000 cases.
Kraft Foods had said it knew of eight incidents where consumers found metal in the boxes but did not know if any injuries resulted from the findings. Kraft warned customers in that recall to not eat the macaroni and instead return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund.
Kraft Heinz is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world.
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