The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of three types of Kraft Foods Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwaveable Cups with limited “best when used by” dates. According to an examiner.com article, the recall was initiated as a precaution because of the potential presence of small, thin wire bristle fragments.
Consumers are being advised to not eat the potentially dangerous products and return them to the store where the products were purchased for an exchange or complete refund. Kraft Foods can also be contacted at 800-308-1841 to answer consumer questions. The recalled products include:
- Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups: 2.39 oz. cup, best when used by date of May 16, 2012, UPC 2100002322
- Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Four Pack Microwaveable Cups: 4 x 2.39 oz. cup, best when used by date of April 24, 2012 to May 16, 2012, UPC 2100002339
- Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Microwaveable Cups: 2.19 oz. cup, best when used by date of March 25, 2012 to March 30, 2012, UPC 2100002323
- Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Four Pack Microwaveable Cups: 4 x 2.19 oz. cup, best when used by date of March 29, 2012 to April 12, 2012, UPC 2100002946
- Velveeta Rotini & Cheese Broccoli Microwaveable Cups: 2.44 oz. cup, best when used by date of April 29, 2012 to May 14, 2012, UPC 2100002318
No reports of injuries or complaints have been made by consumers. At this time, it hasn’t been announced as to how the thin wire bristle pieces entered the Velveeta products during manufacturing or processing.
Product manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that facilities and equipment are clean and properly maintained so that products are free of contaminants. At Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, our California product liability attorneys are armed to win. We consider it our highest moral calling to protect injured individuals by helping them hold major, negligent companies liable. For a free consultation, contact our firm today by calling 213-514-8332.