Just on the heels of a massive hot dog recall, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. has issued another warning, this time for its cottage cheese consumers.
According to a press release from the Northfield, Illinois based food and beverage company, approximately 1.2 million cases of their cottage cheese products, sold under four different brands, Knudsen, Breakstone's, Simply Kraft and Daily Chef, are being recalled in the U.S. due to a potential spoilage defect. (See the full list of the recalled Kraft Foods products here.)
“Some ingredient used in these products were not stores in accordance to Kraft’s temperature standards,” reads Kraft's statement, confirming all recalled items include code dates ranging from May 9, 2014 to July 23, 2014. “While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness,” added the report.
While the Kraft Foods Group did not address if any reports of illness have occurred as a result of the recall, the company did insist that the recall is merely a precautionary measure. Following the recall, the Tulare, California manufacturing facility responsible for producing the cottage cheese items has reportedly ceased production and distribution of related items.
“We work every day to exceed the expectation of our consumers. And, we sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations,” Kraft said in a statement on their official Facebook page Saturday. “We’re investigating how this happened and will take the necessary steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
Customers affected by the recall are being advised to immediately discontinue consumption of the potentially defective items. Products can be returned to their original place of purchase for an exchange or a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact Kraft Food Consumer Relations by calling: 1-800-396-6307 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
Kraft’s cottage cheese recall comes one month after the company issued a recall for 96,000 pounds of their “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), the notification was issued after Kraft’s “Classic Cheese Dogs” were found to have been distributed in the “Classic Wieners” packaging.