Skip to comments.Kraft recalls 3 varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese microwaveable cups
Posted on 09/30/2011 2:10:41 PM PDT by rawhide
Kraft Foods is recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups with limited "best when used by" dates because of the possible presence of small, thin wire bristle pieces.
About 137,000 cases of the affected products were shipped across the United States. There have been no reports of consumer injuries or complaints.
These are the products in question:
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups: 2.39-ounce cup; best when used by date: 16 MAY 2012; UPC 2100002322.
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Four Pack Microwaveable Cups: 4 (2.39 ounce) cups; best when used by date: 24 APR 2012 to 16 MAY 2012; UPC 2100002339.
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Microwaveable Cups: 2.19-ounce cup; best when used by date: 25 MAR 2012 to 30 MAR 2012; UPC 2100002323
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Four Pack Microwaveable Cups: 4 (2.19-ounce) cups; best when used by date: 29 MAR 2012 to 12 APR 2012; UPC 2100002946
Velveeta Rotini & Cheese Broccoli Microwaveable Cups: 2.44-ounce cup; best when used by date: 29 APR 2012 to 14 MAY 2012; UPC 2100002318
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Owww, that could really hurt, especially if a small child eats this stuff.
You ever watch a teenager eat mac-and-cheese? Inhale. Gone. Don't blink, you'll miss it.
I remember those days growing up with it although the memory of each bowl was very short-lived!
You are right there! Imagine what this wire could do in the stomach and/or intestines?
Another reason to be thankful that all I can afford is the generic 3/$1 (now 2/$1 - just sayin’) boxed mac & cheese....
It's a tough thing, the free market. You just never know. Overall the stock has done well since the March 2009 lows. I bought in at the height of the 2008 panic. Seemed like a once in a generation opportunity to buy stocks. So far so good.
Surprising to see this, as just about every food product from every manufacturer in the country is run through highly sensitive metal detectors to check for the possible inclusion of metal bits from the manufacturing process.
Don't have to imagine. It's a $500 vet bill, minimum for a critter that swallows something pointy and metal. It truly sucks.
I just ate that very one not ten minutes ago. I'm looking at the empty container right now.
Yep, that was my thought. Failed detector, failed 'kicker' (to kick the product off the line), sloppy maintenance, or fragment size under detector threshold is all I could come up with for reasons.
Since they know the dates, I assume Kraft knows the root cause, and has it fixed.
Got stomach pump? Good luck.
I can hear it now.
Speaking to the TSA:
Me: But sir, I just ate a cup of Velveeta Shells before arriving at the airport!
Same date, same UPC. I’m feeling fine, so far. I dug the cup out of the trash when I saw this article and will save it for future law suits, when I start s****** blood.
Might need to do an upchuck? Sorry to hear that!
Must be very very difficult to find a small piece of wire inside of you? This is pretty bad.
I have a friend whose dog chewed on the wire brush they used to clean their bar-b-que. Wow, talk about health problems, the wire bristles did just that, got imbedded in the dog's intestines. The dog lived, but they had quite the vet bill.
I may just be “whistling past the grave yard” here but these big companies like to err on the side of caution to avoid any law suits and recall thousands when only a few may have been contaminated.
I was looking in the cupboard for something to snack on and saw that cup. I had never eaten one before and asked my wife if they were any good. She told me that the g/kids like them and they had already eaten two of them a few days ago.
They tasted fine, my only complaint was there sure wasn’t very much in one container.
I’ll be watching my stool and any other symptoms. I got my first flu shot ever yesterday and I’ve heard that can make you a little bit sick too, though I don’t know if there’s any truth to it.
In other words “No food effected”
Junior likes that stuff and I’ll have to check my pantry and see what we have.
Those were the days. I still love it, too.
I am the least-picky person in the world when it comes to food, but that sounds absolutely disgusting.
Nothing to joke about. You are talking about a two month recovery from the surgery, and maybe a new bag hanging from your belly.
Watch very closely. Seriously.
Don’t you leave us hanging.
You take your kids to the vet?
I live 90 miles from Champaign, IL, the U.P.C. and best used by date match, I have no doubt that I ate one of them. The good news is that my two g/kids each ate one, my wife says three days ago and have shown no ill effects, (no ill effects being the "good news").
My best course of action is to wait and watch and pray, not necessarily in that order.
Thanks for the link.
If you knew my kids, you wouldn't ask that question. ;)
Actually, I'd be more likely to let my pets eat that packaged crap than I ever did my kids when they were living at home.
I was using the pet thing as a reference for what would happen to a human. Just raise by ^2 to see what it might cost to fix the problem.
I have had pets eat sharp, pointy metal objects and had the choice of an enormous vet bill or a cheap .22. I've dealt with it both ways. These days, I keep the thread and needles safely in a drawer.
Good down to the last bristle.
I'm not a doctor, though. :)
Does this include Easy Mac? Just had one not too long ago.
Sorry to hear that. Good luck.
You should call the 800# at the kraft.com link I posted above and let them know you have the exact product in the the recall notice. And you can tell them you just ate it today, and that your two grandkids ate some 2-3 days ago. The least they will do is send you some coupons for some free cups. And they will also have your name and address on record, just in case they want to do more for you later.
They may ask you to send the evidence to them? Not sure I would, at least not right away.
Thank you very much for the update.
I think I’d call the company and ask them if there is anything else one might do.
In any case, I wish you and yours the best.
I was going to make the same suggestion... I am sure that in the old days, that is exactly what my mom would have done. That and cod liver oil. ;>)
The good old days. Weren’t they wonderful? :)
My sister once bit Velveeta cheese!
Please keep us posted. I know we’re all going to be worrying about this.
My mother loved Velveeta cheese. She also loved scrapple, liverwurst, and kept bacon grease in a can next to the stove. :)
I once stood next to a middle aged black man in front of a cheese yogurt case at a supermarket. He picked up a package of sliced American cheese and asked me, “Do you you think this is cheese?” I shook my head, and we agreed that it wasn’t.
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That poor man is headed for a stroke.