Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Recall Due to Packaging
Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 1.77 million pounds of Velveeta Cheesy Skillets products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Monday that the manufacturer is recalling some Kraft shelf-stable pasta and ground beef products because they contain hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce. These ingredients have been known to cause allergies, but they weren’t clearly labeled on some of the packaging.
The product getting recalled is the Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles – Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac, packaged in 3.3-pound cases of six, 9-ounce microwavable containers. Truitt Brothers, Inc., of East Bernstadt, Ky., manufactured the products for Kraft.
No other Velveeta or Kraft products are affected by this recall.
The identifying case codes are 00210000432900, 00210000432910, 00210000432925, 00210000464000 and 00210000465100.
They have a use by/sell by date of March 2, 2014 through Oct. 23, 2014.
The items were sold in stores between May 6, 3024 and Jan. 16, 2014 and were also sent to Kraft Food distribution centers. Around 525,000 cases of the product are affected.
The labelling problem was discovered during a routine quality check conducted by the company, which then contacted FSIS. The company believes the problem occurred when a label supplier inadvertently mixed labels with incorrect ingredient lines with labels containing correct ingredient information.
FSIS and the company has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the Velveeta cheesy skillets recall should contact the Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Center at 1-800-396-5512.