Kraft Recalls Velveeta Product Shipped to Midwest Stores

Velveeta recalled by Kraft Foods Group due to low levels of preservative ingredient

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

(RxWiki News) Earlier this year, Kraft Foods announced that there was a shortage of Velveeta. Now, it looks like some of the so-called "Liquid Gold" will have to come off the shelves.

Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled a small amount of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product.

Kraft issued the recall because the product did not have enough of a preservative called sorbic acid. Because of the low levels of sorbic acid, the recalled product might spoil early, potentially leading to foodborne illness.

"Check food labels in your pantry for recalled items."

This recall applies to 260 cases of the Velveeta product. The batch was made in just a few hours of production on one manufacturing line.

According to Kraft, the product was sent to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been shipped to Walmart stores across 12 state in the Midwest. These states include Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Kraft says that the UPC code on the recalled product is 021000611614.

A press release from the company tells consumers not to eat the affected product. Instead, they should return the product to the store where they bought it.

Review Date: 
June 20, 2014
Last Updated:
June 23, 2014