Massive Kraft Cheese Recall: What You Need to Know

string cheeseHow many of you have bought a Kraft product, or Polly-O String Cheese, or a String Cheese Twists product recently? Yikes, looks like there's a lot of you. Well, bad news, friends. There's been a massive Kraft cheese recall due to their products spoiling or/and "changing color" before the expiration date on the packages. Scary, I know. But here's everything you need to know about this icky recall:

How much product has been recalled? 735,000 cases of the affected products were shipped to customers in the U.S.

How do I know if my product has been recalled? They have "Best When Used By" dates from Oct. 25 through Feb. 11. Yahoo Finance also has a chart of every specific product that's been recalled. Note: It's a lot.

Where is the "Best When Used By" date? Customers can find the "Best When Used By" date on the back of multi-count packages on the bottom. For string cheese products labeled individually, the "Best When Used By" date is on the bottom front of the package.

What is Kraft doing? The company has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products and is investigating the problem.

What can I do? Consumers should return the recalled product for an exchange or refund -- before eating it. Customers can also contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern).

Please pass along. We don't want anyone eating cheese that's changed color, now do we?

What kind of cheese do you normally buy for your family?


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nonmember avatar Carolyn Icard

Why not post a picture of an affected Kraft product, the string cheese, instead of having us all running to the fridge to check the date on the cheese slices, as pictured? Makes no sense and is misleading!

the4m... the4mutts

We only buy local cheese. So, no worries here!

Cheese, honey, sometimes milk, sometimes deli meats, and veggies are things we buy locally as much as possible. Im not all anal about free range beef and whatnot, as long as there's no growth hormones in it. But we do what we can to be able to support local business, and get the best products possible

nonmember avatar Erica

lol @ the first comment. its called reading the whole article. sheesh

ashth... ashthecat

We like Sargento. Mmm cheese.

Elisa M Maenza

we r okay here in canada !

Amanda Michelle Booth

did you guys know that kraft has GMO's in it right....just look it up...




nonmember avatar Tonia

The cheese slices I bought for my daughter are dated "13 Apr 14" Assuming since it's after February that they're okay?! Thinking that if something has an expiration date that far away I just may have to stick to the Sargento from now on...

Rebecca Travis

Actually the first commenter is right Should have said String cheese in the OP Post and had a different picture. Cause to just say kraft products had me worried cause we just got and used a whole package of Kraft shredded cheese. As far as sliced cheese we have to get the deli deluxe kind from kraft with our wic checks otherwise we get walmart brand sliced cheese.

Kelly Marie

I have a pack of this in my fridge now

Chelc177 Chelc177

No one gives a shit what cheese you guys eat.

Even locally grown stuff or local cows/chickens/etc can be bad or have salmonella,  etc. 

You guys must be blissfully UN aware lol 

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