Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of cheese slices after consumers reported choking on the packaging film.
There have been 10 consumer complaints about the film sticking to the cheese, including three reports of it causing people to choke on the plastic, the Northfield, Illinois-based company said in a statement on Friday.
The move applies to 3- and 4-pound boxes of Kraft Singles American and White American “pasteurized prepared cheese product.” The recalled items had expiration dates from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, and were shipped to the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.
“Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it,” Kraft said in the statement. “They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.”
Kraft had another high-profile recall in March after customers reported finding metal bits inside boxes of macaroni and cheese. The company called back more than 6.5 million boxes, which came from a production line where a piece of stainless steel got wedged inside the equipment. Kraft merged with Heinz last month, creating a new business that sells everything from ketchup and soup to Jell-O and Velveeta.
Consumers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can call Kraft Heinz at 1-800-432-3101 for a refund.