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Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of cheese over possible choking hazard

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Packages of Kraft Foods Group Inc. Singles cheese slices are displayed for sale at a supermarket in New York, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Kraft Foods Group Inc. is scheduled to release earnings data on Nov. 7. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — The Kraft Heinz company is recalling certain packages of cheese singles because they may present a choking hazard.

The company announced that it was voluntarily recalling 1-pound, 3-pound and 4-pound boxes of Kraft singles American and white American pasteurized cheese.

The affected products have a “best when used by” date of Dec. 29, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016, along with certain manufacturing codes.

Kraft Heinz says a thin strip of the packaging film could remain adhered to the cheese slice even after the wrapper has been removed.

The company has received at least ten complaints about the packaging.

Three people reportedly almost choked.

For more information on this recall and a list of the codes, you can go to http://newscenter.kraftfoodsgroup.com/ or the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website.

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