Recall issued for Velveeta shipped to Walmarts in 12 states

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Kraft has recalled thousands of packages of Velveeta cheese shipped to some Walmart stores because it has insufficient preservatives and can spoil too quickly.

The recall only involved 32-ounce containers of Velveeta with a best-used-by date of December 17, 2014 and a time stamp between 09:34 and 13:15 next to the date on the package.

The recalled Velveeta was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers, and may have been redistributed to stores in 12 states, including Iowa and Illinois, as well as Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The product was recalled “because it does not contain appropriate levels of sorbic acid, a preservative ingredient,” said a statement from Kraft Foods.

“While unlikely, the affected product could spoil prematurely and/or lead to food borne illness,” the statement said.

The recalled Velveeta can be returned to the store for a full refund. If you have questions, you can call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time at 1-800-310-3704.