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Did You Buy Recalled Kraft Cheese at the Commissary?

If you've purchased any Kraft or Polly-O string cheese recently you may want to toss it or take it back to the commissary for a refund.

The cheese, which was recalled by Kraft Friday, Oct. 25 according to this Kraft press release, was not pulled from commissary shelves until after noon Monday, Oct. 28, when commissary officials said they were notified of the recall.

Go here to see if the string cheese in your fridge is on the recall list.

The voluntary recall, according to Kraft, is being done because the string cheese in question "may spoil before their 'Best When Used By' code dates, leading to product discoloration."

Commissary officials, however, said, this is not considered a health-related recall.

"This is a "quality"-related company initiated recall because the product may 'discolor,'" Kevin Robinson, a commissary spokesman, told us in an email. "It isn't a health-related recall. That being said, commissary customers can always return recalled products to the store of purchase for a full refund."

SpouseBuzz readers from around the country including Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa. and Quantico, Va. reported that the cheese had been removed from their local commissary shelves Oct. 29.

However, the commissary website, which Robinson said lists all current recalls, did not include a notice on the Kraft cheese problem as of early Oct. 30.

This notice at the Schofield Barracks commissary was taped to a shelf from which recalled Kraft string cheese was pulled. This notice at the Schofield Barracks commissary was taped to a shelf from which recalled Kraft string cheese was pulled. Thanks to SpouseBuzz reader Kate for sending it to us!

Commissary officials said recalled products are removed from shelves as soon as the notice is received by officials.

"When a product is recalled, DeCA publicizes the recall to all its stores. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves," Robinson said in an email.

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