The US recall is due to the potential presence of small, thin pieces of wire bristle that may be in certain batches of the cups. UPC codes and Best-When-Used-By dates can be found here. Canada is not currently included in this recall.
“We discovered small and extremely thin wire bristles with the manufacturing equipment and we immediately began an investigation,” said Kraft Foods Spokesperson Lynne Galia.
“We have strong food safety systems in place including metal detectors and X-ray machines,” she added. “The bristles were too fine to be detected.”
Kraft Foods plans to update their equipment to be able to detect small pieces of wire following this recall, said Galia.
This is the second recall in two weeks for a food product with the possible presence of wires. 13,000 cases of Pepperidge Farms’ Baked Naturals Sesame Sticks were recalled last week for a similar issue. A small number of consumers have reported minor scrapes in and around the mouth.
There have been no reported consumer injuries or complaints as of this time related to the Velveeta recall.