Kraft Foods (KFT) is recalling certain batches of Velveeta Shells Cheese Microwaveable Cups because they might be tainted with wire-bristle pieces, the company announced Friday afternoon.
About 137,000 cases of the potentially affected products were distributed throughout the United States. The company said it has received no reports of injuries or complaints, and that it was voluntarily issuing the recall to be on the safe side.
Consumers who purchased the products stamped with the “best when used by” dates listed here, along with their UPC codes, should return the products to the store for an exchange or full refund. Or they can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Monday through Friday at 1-800-308-1841.
The shipments involve Velveeta Shells Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups, Velveeta Shells Cheese Made With 2% Milk Microwaveable Cups, and Velveeta Rotini Cheese Broccoli Microwaveable Cups. The best-if-used-by dates range from March 30, 2012 to May 16, 2012.
The chart below, from Kraft’s press release, details the items subject to recall.
Name of Product
Best When Used By Dates
Velveeta Shells Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups
Velveeta Shells Cheese Original Four Pack Microwaveable Cups
2.39 oz. cup
4 x 2.39 oz. cup
16 MAY 2012
24 APR 2012 to 16 MAY 2012
Velveeta Shells Cheese Made with 2% Milk Microwaveable Cups
Velveeta Shells Cheese Made with 2% Milk Four Pack Microwaveable Cups
2.19 oz cup
4 x 2.19 oz cup
25 MAR 2012 to 30 MAR 2012
29 MAR 2012 to 12 APR 2012
Velveeta Rotini Cheese Broccoli Microwaveable Cups
2.44 oz cup
29 APR 2012 to 14 MAY 2012
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