Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Kraft Heinz is recalling roughly 83,500 cases of their individually wrapped Kraft Singles American cheese due to a wrapping machine issue.
"The voluntary recall comes as a precaution after 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 said in a statement. "If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could be unpleasant and potentially cause a gagging or choking hazard.
The company said none of its other product are affected by the recall.
The wrapping machine has been fixed and Kraft Heinz said all the other machines have been thoroughly inspected.
The recall includes 16 0z. Kraft Singles cheese product with a "best when used by" date of Jan 10-27.
Also included in the recall are 3-pound multipacks of Kraft Singles with "best when used by" dates of Jan 9-13 and Jan. 16.
The issue was discovered through several customer complaints about plastic stuck to slices, including six choking or gagging complaints. But no serious injuries were reported.
Customers should not consume the recalled products and can return them for exchanges or refunds.
A similar recall of Kraft Singles was done in 2015 when 36,000 cases were recalled due to a choking hazard caused by plastic sticking to the product after it was unwrapped.
From 2014-2018 Kraft Heinz recalls included 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer hot dogs, 2.1 million pounds of turkey bacon, 1,000 pounds of Lunchables ham and American Cracker Stackers and 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso cheese dip.