WASHINGTONTruitt Brothers Inc., based in East Bernstadt, Ky., is recalling approximately 1.77 million pounds of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets pasta and ground beef products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Jan. 19. The products are formulated with hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce, known allergens, which are not declared on some labels.
The recall involves 3.3-pound cases containing six, 9-ounce microwaveable containers of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets SINGLES ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER MAC" with a use by/sell by date code of 02 MARCH 2014 23 OCT 2014." The UPC code is 2100004329, and case codes are 00210000432900, 00210000432910, 00210000432925, 00210000464000 and 00210000465100.
The mislabeled products were produced between May 6, 2013, and Jan. 16, 2014, and shipped to Kraft Foods distribution centers and retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered during a recent routine quality check conducted by the company, which then contacted FSIS. The company said the problem occurred when a label supplier inadvertently mixed labels with incorrect ingredient lines with labels containing correct ingredient information.