Is anything more comforting than a grilled cheese? In particular, a grilled cheese with gooey American cheese? We think not.

But, if Kraft is your go-to brand of American singles, be wary. Because according to a recall issued by Kraft Heinz on September 19, nearly 84,000 cases of individually-wrapped Kraft slices could pose a choking hazard.

Before toasting up any more grilled cheese sandwiches, here’s what to know.

What products are being recalled?

The recall affects individually wrapped Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices. Several consumers have already issued complaints about finding plastic stuck to cheese slices. Six of those complaints were reports of choking or gagging due to the plastic.

After receiving the complaints, Kraft found out that the plastic came from an issue with one of its wrapping machines. Thin strips of individual film stayed on slices once the wrapper was removed, posing the hazard. While Kraft has fixed the machine and “thoroughly inspected” its other processing machines, the recall was still issued. 83,800 cases of American cheese were affected, and if each case has 12 packages of 24 Kraft Singles, that’s roughly 24 million individually-wrapped slices that could pose a choking hazard.

How do I know if I have a recalled product?

The first product impacted by this recall is a 16 oz. Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product:

UPC code: 0 2100061526 1
“Best When Used By” date: January 10, 2024 through January 27, 2024
S and 72 in the manufacturing code

3 lb. multipacks of Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product are also included in this recall.

UPC code of 0 2100060491 3
“Best When Used By” date of January 9, 2024 through January 13, 2024 and January 16, 2024

What should I do if I have one of the recalled products?

If you happen to have one of these products, don’t eat the American cheese. Instead, return the package to the store where it was purchased to exchange it or receive a refund.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of serious injury in connection with the issue. However, if you have questions about your specific Kraft product or want to receive a reimbursement, call Kraft Heinz at 1-800-280-8252, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. And make sure to keep an eye out for these choking hazards for kids, too.

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