Just in time for the summer season's final barbeque, Kraft Foods has recalled nearly 8,000 cases of their classic American cheese slices. On Friday, the company announced they were taking some packages of regular "Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product" off shelves, because a supplier did not store an ingredient used for the cheese in compliance with temperature standards.
Kraft has not received any reports of consumers sickened by the products. The company said the cheese was unlikely to cause food-borne illness but decided to issue the recall as a precaution.
The affected product was produced at Kraft's manufacturing facility in Springfield, Missouri. The packages are labeled with "Best When Used By" dates of Feb. 20, 2015, and Feb, 21, 2015.
Kraft says the packages can be returned to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or refund.
Kraft Foods has issued several recalls this year. In January, the company took back 1.77 million pounds of "Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets," because they were reported to contain undisclosed allergens, specifically hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce. The company also recalled 260 cases of Velveeta when the product was found to have insufficient levels of sorbic acid, which is used to prevent spoilage.
In April, Kraft Foods also took back another one of its oldies-but-goodies -- 96,000 pounds of "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners," because packages may have contained the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs," and therefore could have contained dairy.