Major Kraft Cheese Recall: What You Need to Know

It's one of the healthiest foods you can eat and feed your children -- not to mention a delicious topping on fresh fruit -- but Kraft has announced a major recall of cottage cheese because the low-fat, high-protein dairy product might make you sick.

The recall includes 1.2 million cases of Knudsen, Breakstone, Simply Kraft, and Daily Chef brands. The company says the ingredients used in three dozen of its cottage cheese products were stored at the wrong temperature in its California facility, which may have resulted in one customer becoming ill so far. Here's what you need to know.


Kraft is calling the recall "precautionary." It applies to products that were stamped between May 9 and July 23 and includes tubs between 4 and 16 ounces. Check the bottom or top of your package to make sure you don't have a container of cottage cheese that is potentially spoiled.

If you do have a recalled tub in your fridge, do not eat it, of course. Return it to the store in which it was purchased for either a full refund or exchange.

As a lover of cottage cheese (and if you haven't tried it with pistachio nuts, blueberries, and a drop of honey, you don't know what you're missing), I find it hard to believe you wouldn't smell a spoiled tub from a mile away. But instead of trusting your nose on this one, be sure you look at the date and take action if you have a recalled product. Way better to be safe than sorry here.

If you'd like more information about the recall, call Kraft at 1-800-396-6307 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.

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