A voluntary recall on individually-wrapped American cheese slices is presently in effect, following a notice by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The request to return the Kraft Heinz Food Company product is due to the likelihood that a fine ribbon of individual packaging film may be stuck to the slice after the wrapping has been removed. The FDA is concerned that the unresolved strip could potentially cause a choking hazard. The Belize Agricultural Health Authority, BAHA, the Ministry of Health and the Belize Bureau of Standards is advising the public to return products with the manufacturing codes S54 or S55. Consumers are also advised not to purchase items from any retail establishments selling the defective products.
The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), the Ministry of Health and the Belize Bureau of Standards hereby advises the general public that the Kraft Heinz Foods Company of the United States of America has issued a voluntary recall on select code dates and manufacturing codes of individually-wrapped American Cheese slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.
As announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the product being affected by the recall are listed below and particular to Manufacturing Code “S54” or “S55”.
No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in this recall, and no products with manufacturing codes other than “S54” and “S55” after the code date are included.
Consumers are advised not to purchase these items from any retail establishment selling the aforementioned recall products. Those that have purchased any of these products should not consume them. Additionally consumers can report any retail establishments that continue to market these products to the general public.
Retail establishments have the obligation to prevent these items from entering the public food chain by removing them from their shelves and to advising any of the below Competent Authorities:
-Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) – 822-0818 or