A thin strip of the cheese slice individual packaging could stick to the slice, and is a potential choking hazard, according to the company.

Kraft Heinz expands recall for cheese slices

The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the voluntary recall of individually wrapped American slices because of the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed.

If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

The original July 31 recall has been expanded. The expanded product list is inclusive of the previously recalled 3-pound and 4-pound sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with a “Best When Used By” date of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16, followed by the manufacturing code S54 or S55.

Only products with the S54 and S55 codes, which refer to the two production lines on which the affected product was made, are included in this recall. The “Best When Used By” date and manufacturing code are stamped on both the outer box and the individual packages.

Kraft Heinz is taking this action because of two new consumer complaints of choking in connection with the packaging issue.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can also contact Kraft Heinz consumer relations for a full refund, at 1-800-432-3101, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.

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