Kraft Recalls Velveeta Cheese: Here's All the Info You Need

kraft recallKraft Food Groups, Inc. is voluntarily recalling huge amounts of Velveeta cheese it sold in Walmart stores, mostly in the Midwest, the company said.

The cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives and may spoil sooner than expected, according to Kraft. Yikes.

No one has reportedly gotten sick yet, but the recalled Velveeta could cause food poisoning, which is why the company decided to pull it from store shelves now.

Here's everything you need to know to see if any cheese you bought is affected ...


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How many cases are being recalled? 260 cases are being recalled because of the potential for early spoilage or food-borne illnesses. The cheese is missing a vital amount of sorbic acid -- a natural acid used as a food preservative in many different snacks.

What states are affected? There are as many as 12 states on the list so far, including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

What is the code on the packages? The problematic cheese has code #021000611614, Kraft says.

What is the date stamp? The packages have a date stamp that reads "17 DEC 2014" and a timeframe between 10:54 and 14:35.

If you have the recalled cheese in your fridge, do not eat it. You should return it for an exchange or refund. Customers can also contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET. if you have any questions.

Check your kitchen ... have you bought this cheese?

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