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Kraft Recalls 7,691 Cases Of American Cheese Singles

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 31:  Kraft Singles American cheese, manufactured by Altria Group Inc., is displayed in a store in New
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 31: Kraft Singles American cheese, manufactured by Altria Group Inc., is displayed in a store in New York, on Wednesday, January 31, 2007. Altria Group Inc., parent of the world's largest cigarette maker, will spin off Kraft Foods Inc. on March 30, saying the unit will grow more quickly as a independent company. (Photo by John Marshall Mantel/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

NEW YORK - Kraft Foods Group Inc said on Friday it is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of some varieties of its Kraft American Singles as a precautionary measure after a supplier failed to store an ingredient correctly.

The Northfield, Illinois-based company said the recall affects four varieties of Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. The recall is for products with "Best When Used By" dates of Feb. 20, 2015, and Feb. 21, 2015.

A supplier did not store an ingredient in accordance with Kraft's temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and food-borne illness, the company said.

Kraft said that any of the product in question should not be consumed and should be returned to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Kraft said it has had no consumer illness complaints for the product associated with the recall.

The cheese was produced at Kraft's Springfield, Missouri, facility. (Reporting by Anjali Athavaley; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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