Velveeta recall involves 6,000 lbs. of cheese product shipped to Walmart

Velveeta recall involves 260 cases of cheese product that may not have enough preservative added, causing it to potentially spoil. The items involved in the Velveeta may have been distributed to Walmart stores in as many as 12 Midwest states. 

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The side of a recalled package of Velveeta Cheese Product from Kraft. A Velveeta recall involves hundreds of cases of the cheese substance that may have been shipped to Walmart stores in 12 states.

Kraft Foods is recalling 260 cases of its Velveeta cheese product distributed to Walmart stores in 12 midwestern states.  

The recall affects 32 oz. packages of the brand's Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product that do not contain "appropriate" levels of the preservative ingredient sorbic acid, the company wrote in a press release announcing the recall. "While unlikely, the affected product could spoil prematurely and/or lead to food borne illness," the statement reads.

On the whole, 6,240 lbs of cheese product are being recalled: each package is 2 lbs., and there are 12 packages in each of the 260 cases shipped. 

No illnesses have been reported in connection to the underpreserved cheese substance. 

The Velveeta was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in 12 Midwest states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Nothing involved in the recall was shipped outside the United States.

The affected batch came from one round of production lasting just a few hours, the company said. Recalled products have a "Best when used by" date of Dec. 17, 2014, and a time stamp between 09:34 and 13:15 on the side of the package. 

Customers who have purchased the affected products should not eat them, but can return them to the store in which they were bought for a full refund. Consumers with further questions can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 800-310-3704 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern).

For more information, visit the announcement on Kraft's website.

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