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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kraft Recalls Velveeta Shells & Cheese due to Wire Bristle Fragments


Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Three Varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwaveable Cups
With Limited “Best When Used By” Dates


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Northfield, IL., September 30 2011 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups with limited “best when used by” dates as a precaution due to the possible presence of small, thin wire bristle pieces.

The following products are being recalled:
Name of ProductSizeBest When Used By DatesUPC
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups

Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Four Pack Microwaveable Cups
2.39 oz. cup

4 x 2.39 oz. cup
16 MAY 2012

24 APR 2012 to 16 MAY 2012

Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Microwaveable Cups

Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Four Pack Microwaveable Cups
2.19 oz cup

4 x 2.19 oz cup
25 MAR 2012 to 30 MAR 2012

29 MAR 2012 to 12 APR 2012

Velveeta Rotini & Cheese Broccoli Microwaveable Cups2.44 oz cup29 APR 2012 to 14 MAY 20122100002318
Consumers can find the “best when used by” date on the bottom of the package.

No other “best when used by” dates of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups or any other Kraft Foods products are being recalled.

There have been no reports of consumer injuries or complaints. Kraft Foods is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.

Approximately 137,000 cases of the affected products were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected products were not distributed in Canada.

Consumers who purchased affected “best when used by” dates of these products should not eat them. They should return them to the store of purchase for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Monday through Friday at 1-800-308-1841.

The affected products were manufactured in Champaign, IL and Lakeville, MN.

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