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Important Food Recall Notices

Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product

August 29, 2014 - A recall has been issued for Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product because a supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft's temperature standards. The Food Depository does not have this product in its inventory, but there is a possibility some could have been distributed through Food Rescue donations. If your agency receives Food Rescue, please check your inventory for products with "Best When Used By" dates of February 20, 2015 and February 21, 2015. For more information on this recall, click here.

Kraft Velveeta Cheese Product

June 20, 2014 - A recall has been issued for 260 cases of Kraft Velveeta Cheese product because it does not contain appropriate levels of a preservative ingredient. The recalled items were distributed through Walmart stores in up to 12 states, including Illinois. The Food Depository does not have this product in its inventory, but there is a small possibility some could have been distributed through Food Rescue donations. If your agency receives Food Rescue, please check your inventory for products with code dates from Dec. 17, 2014. For more information on this recall, click here.

Hunger in America 2014 survey

Thank you to all agencies that participated in data collection for Hunger in America 2014. Our network achieved one of the highest response rates in the nation. The full report is now available.

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So if you need to make an order or if you operate a Kids Cafe or other meal program and need temporary staffing assistance, call your local Community Service Coordinator.

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