Kraft Foods has recalled several varieties of cottage cheese due to out-of-standard storage temperatures. The company released a statement about the recall on their website saying,
“Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling select Knudsen Cottage Cheese, Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese, Simply Kraft Cottage Cheese, and Daily Chef Cottage Cheese products. Some ingredients used in these products were not stored in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness; therefore, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution. The affected products all have code dates from May 9, 2014 through July 23, 2014. Approximately 1.2 million cases of affected product were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected products were not distributed outside of the United States.”
The company also tweeted about the recall, hoping to make more customers aware of the it.
We are recalling certain SKUs of Knudsen, Breakstone’s, Simply Kraft and Daily Chef Cottage cheese. More info here: http://t.co/c9A37DAKyk
— Kraft Foods (@kraftfoods) May 17, 2014
A list of the specific products that are part of the recall can be found on the Kraft Foods website, or you can see them in the table below.
Kraft is urging anyone who has purchased these products to return them to the store where they bought them for a refund or exchange.
Like most dairy products, cottage cheese has to be kept cold and below a specific temperature. If the cottage cheese gets too warm, bacteria can start to grow on and within it. If consumed, the bacteria can cause people to become ill.
The company says that none of their other products are included in the recall and that only products with the plant code of 06-245 are affected.
So far there have been no reports of anyone becoming ill from the cottage cheese, but the company is not taking any chances and suggests that customers do no risk consuming these products even though the risk of contamination is low.