NEW YORK - Kraft is recalling its Velveeta cheese product from Walmart stores in Colorado and several other states because the cheese product lacks the proper amount of preservatives.
Officials said insufficient levels of sorbic acid could cause the cheese product to spoil prematurely or cause food-borne illnesses.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. said the cheese product was sent to three Walmart distribution centers and could have been shipped to as many as 12 states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The recall is for 32-ounce packages of the spread. The company said the code on the packages is 021000611614. The packages also have a date stamp that reads "17 DEC 2014" and the timeframe is between 10:54 and 14:35.
The FDA said no other products Kraft or Velveeta products affected.
Consumers who bought this Velveeta should not eat it.
The FDA said customers should return the packages to the store where they purchased them for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-310-3704 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern).