The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), the Ministry of Health and the Belize Bureau of Standards hereby advises the general public that the Kraft Heinz Foods Company of the United States of America has issued a voluntary recall on select code dates and manufacturing codes of individually-wrapped American Cheese slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.
As announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the product being affected by the recall are listed below and particular to Manufacturing Code “S54” or “S55”.
No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in this recall, and no products with manufacturing codes other than “S54” and “S55” after the code date are included.
Consumers are advised not to purchase these items from any retail establishment selling the aforementioned recall products. Those that have purchased any of these products should not consume them. Additionally consumers can report any retail establishments that continue to market these products to the general public.
Retail establishments have the obligation to prevent these items from entering the public food chain by removing them from their shelves and to advising any of the below Competent Authorities:
*Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) – 822 0818 / 822 1378
*Ministry of Health – 223 1213
*Belize Bureau of Standards – 822 0446 / 0 800 283 5587