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Kraft recalls some Velveeta cheese

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Kraft is recalling a batch of Velveeta cheese shipped to Wal-Mart in the Midwest because it doesn’t contain enough of a specific preservative and can spoil too fast, potentially causing a food-borne illness.

The cheese product was shipped to three Wal-Mart distribution centers and might have been redistributed to stores in as many as 12 states, including Illinois. The recall includes one batch made on a single manufacturing line over a few hours of production.

The recalled product is in 32-ounce containers. They will have a “Best Used By” date of Dec. 17, 2014, and time stamp between 09:34 and 13:15 next to the date.

Consumers who have bought the product should return them to the store for a full refund, or call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 800-310-3704 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

This recall affects one batch of product made on one manufacturing line during a few hours of production. The product was shipped to three Wal-Mart distribution centers and might have been redistributed to stores in up to 12 Midwest states.

The affected products might have been shipped to Walmart stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. These products were not shipped outside of the United States.

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