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Kraft Recalls String Cheese That May Spoil Early

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some of its Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products because of concerns that the products may spoil before their listed expiration dates.

The 735,000 cases the affected product were shipped to customers across the U.S. and have “Best When Used By” dates from Oct. 25 through Feb. 11. The following varieties are being recalled:

Name of Product Size Package UPC Code Dates
Kraft Mozzarella String Cheese 16 oz. 21000006632 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
.834 oz Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String 2/24PK .834 oz (individual sticks in a carton) 21000007264 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese 24 oz 21000017171 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String 12 oz 21000017140 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Barbecue String Cheese Twists 9 oz 21000041619 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Italian Style Pizza Cheese Twists 9 oz 21000041626 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Cracked Black Pepper String Cheese 10 oz 21000044702 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% Natural String Cheese 20 oz 21000044719 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese 10 oz 21000044726 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese 10 oz 21000044733 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% String Cheese 10 oz 21000044740 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Mozzarella String Cheese 16 oz 71040000251 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese 12 oz 71040065045 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Barbecue Cheese Twist 9 oz 71040000503 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Italian Style Pizza Cheese Twist 9 oz 71040000510 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Black Pepper String Cheese 10 oz 71040000565 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese 20 oz 71040000572 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese 10 oz 71040000589 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese 10 oz 71040000596 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese 10 oz 71040000602 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese Value Pack 24 oz 71040065564 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O String Cheese 1 oz 48-count 48 oz 71040605098 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014

Kraft issued the recall after several consumer complaints about the cheese going bad. The company has stopped production and distribution of the affected products and is investigating the problem.

Consumers who purchased any product listed above should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

© Food Safety News
  • Shannon

    Does anyone know when the cheese will be back in the markets. I have a very picky 4yr old and that is one thing that he will eat

    • Ryan A. Hart

      You want to subject your child to rotten food and maybe food poising and sickness!?!?!?!? A good mother would have him eat what he needs to for a HEALTHY diet. Tsk tsk

    • anne

      Me too! It’s the only cheese my two year old will eat!

  • OHG

    That would make sense. I’ve had a few that didn’t taste right and one that was completely moldy. I sure hope they figure it out because I loooooove the cracked pepper string cheese!

    • Ryan A. Hart

      You’re really willing to buy their products again after that experience of yours!?!?!?!

  • Stephie

    I miss my 2% string cheese.. When will it be back?

  • Donna

    My entire family misses the Kraft string cheese! The other brands just don’t taste the same. I wish they would produce it again very soon.

    • Ryan A. Hart

      So you can all get sick!?!?!