Why Over 83,000 Cases of Kraft Singles Have Been Recalled

Several consumers complained of choking or gagging on a thin film that remains after unwrapping the cheese slices. Find out if your slices are a part of the recall here.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Published September 21, 2023
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Whether you are hosting a family cookout with cheeseburgers or cooking up a quick grilled cheese for your picky eater, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve used Kraft Singles in the past. But before you add a slice to your next meal, it might be worth a second look after the American cheese staple was recalled due to choking and gagging hazards. Here’s what you need to know.

Why are Kraft Singles being recalled?

Kraft Heinz issued a voluntary recall of 83,800 cases of individually wrapped Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices on September 19 after several complaints of consumers choking or gagging on thin pieces of plastic leftover on the cheese slices.

The errant plastic sprung from a “temporary issue developed on one of our wrapping machines, making it possible that a thin strip of the individual film may remain on the slice after the wrapper has been removed,” Kraft Heinz acknowledged in a press release. “If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could be unpleasant and potentially cause a gagging or choking hazard.”

So far, Kraft has received six complaints of consumers choking or gagging on the individual cheese slices. No other injuries or serious health issues have been reported.

How do I know if my Kraft Singles have been recalled?

Products included in the recall include 16 oz. Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with an individual package UPC of 0 2100061526 1 and a “Best When Used By” date of 10 JAN 24 through 27 JAN 24. Individual packages in this recall will contain an S and 72 in the Manufacturing code.

Also included in the recall are 3 lb. multipacks of Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with a carton UPC of 0 2100060491 3 and a “Best When Used By” of 09 JAN 2024 through 13 JAN 2024 and 16 JAN 2024.

What do I do if my Kraft Singles are a part of the recall?

People who purchased any of the recalled Singles are advised not to eat them and return them to the store where they bought them for a refund. If you want to learn more about the recall, visit

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