Kraft Heinz Recalls Breakstone Cottage Cheese Products Over Concerns of Plastic and Metal Contamination

The Kraft Heinz Food Company has released a product recall, this week, over concerns that a recent shipment of Breakstone cottage cheese products may be contaminated by red plastic and metal pieces. 

The Kraft Heinz voluntary US FDA recall of Breakstone cottage cheese involves 

  • 16 oz packages of Breakstone 2 % Milkfat Lowfat large curd cottage cheese with UPC code 0 2100030053 2
    • 24 oz packages of Breakstone 4 % Milkfat large curd cottage cheese with UPC code 0 21000 12285 1
    • 24 oz packages of Breakstone 4 % Milkfat small curd cottage cheese with UPC code 0 21000 12284 4

All three of these cottage cheese products are sold in a small plastic white cup with plastic lid and shrink band, with Breakstone’s memorable red label.  Also, all of these products have a use by date of Dec102019.  They will also have a Single Package Best When Used By Date Code of 10 Dec 2019 W4 XX:XX 36-2158. 

Kraft Heinz reports that approximately 9,500 cases of the cottage cheese product have been distributed across the United States and has also been exported to some locations in Latin America. 

So far, at least six people have complained about finding the foreign objects in their product. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.  As is standard operating procedure with product recalls, Kraft Heinz has released an official statement.  

In the recall notice posted by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Kraft Heinz has commented, “We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.  Consumption of hard or sharp foreign material could cause injury to teeth, mouth, throat, stomach, or intestine tissues if swallowed.  Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it and return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.”