Iowa Among States in Kraft Foods’ Velveeta Recall

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NORTHFIELD, Illinois — Kraft Foods has issued a voluntary recall for 260 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product thought to have been distributed in the Midwest.

Company officials say the product doesn’t contain enough sorbic acid, an ingredient used as a preservative. The incorrect levels could cause the product to spoil early or lead to food borne illness.

The affected Veleveeta was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been sent to Walmart stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The UPC code for products involved in the recall is 021000611614. The date stamp is “17 DEC 2014,” and the time frame is between 10:54 and 14:35.

Consumers can return the product to the store where they bought it for a full refund.


  • Rebecca Hergert

    My husband says, ‘put it in the freezer’.
    I say, ‘eat it fast, cause this cheese is very expensive to waste. It was when my folks bought it in the 70’s’

  • Jody J

    Thank You For the Warning !! This is to much a coincidence. I was Just telling my son, that I was going to Velveeta Boxed/Packaged cheese because of the rising costs of Packaged Sliced Cheese. Then I read this !! I didn’t buy any yet, but will check the codes to make sure the cheese is off the shelf in the Walmart’s I shop at, as I go to a couple different ones.

  • Bob

    I heard they included a box of Velveeta cheese on the Mars probe, with a label of ‘Best Food on Earth’, with the hopes that any aliens who found it would steer clear of Earth

  • Ishmale Whale

    First I find it hard that the lack of artificial preservatives is a bad thing. Then I notice all the distribution points was Walmart, like the US military, only buys from the lowest bidder…and quality.

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