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Kraft Recalls String Cheese As It May Spoil and Change Color Before Expiration Date

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Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products.

The Inquisitr reports that recall after some varieties of string cheese were found to spoil and change color before their expiration date and that the recall was instituted after several reports from customers about string cheese going bad.

About 735,000 cases of the affected products were shipped to customers in the U.S. They have "Best When Used By" dates from Oct. 25 through Feb. 11, according to WLS-TV.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the company is asking consumers with the affected cheese to return it to the store where they bought it for an exchange or full refund.

Kraft has stopped production and distribution on the affected products, which reportedly all came from a plant in Campbell, N.Y.

"We're sorry that these products did not meet our standards and your expectations," Kraft said in a written statement, according to NBC Southern California.

The Inquisitr also notes that earlier this year, two bloggers circulated a petition to get the company to remove artificial dyes from its macaroni and cheese products. The bloggers said that the dyes — specifically yellow dyes 5 and 6 — added no taste to the product but did have a potential danger to customers.

Sources: The Inquisitr, WLS-TV, Chicago Tribune, NBC Southern California