Kraft Issues Major Velveeta Recall Over Undisclosed Allergen

by Burke Speaker | January 21, 2014 8:56 am

Kraft Issues Major Velveeta Recall Over Undisclosed Allergen

Blame the failure to list soy ingredients as the reason why Kraft (KRFT[1]) is recalling some 525,000 cases of Velveeta products.

 Kraft Issues Major Velveeta Recall Over Undisclosed Allergen[2]The Velveeta recall [3]is due to the fact the products do not list hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce as allergens.

Close to two million pounds of Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles: Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac is being recalled. The microwaveable products are made by Kentucky company Truitt Brothers.

No other Kraft or Velveeta products are being recalled — which is a good thing, considering that Velveeta itself is in short supply.[4]

In other words, the Velveeta blocks used to make queso and other Super Bowl fare are safe.

The Velveeta recall products have a sale date of March 2, 2014, to  Oct. 23, 2014.

“That’s because they contain soy, but soy is not listed in the ingredient line or in the allergen declaration on some packages,” a Kraft spokesperson said in an email to The Los Angeles Times. “No other Kraft or Velveeta products are affected by this recall.”

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Center at (800) 396-5512.

Endnotes:
  1. KRFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KRFT
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/kraft-KRFT-velveeta-recall.jpeg
  3. The Velveeta recall : http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/rc-006-2014-release
  4. that Velveeta itself is in short supply.: http://investorplace.com/2014/01/kraft-velveeta-shortage-krft-stock/

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