The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh is putting out an alert to families and schools following the nationwide recall of three types of Velveeta Shells & Cheese microwaveable cups.
All schools that operate Back Pack Buddies programs, which feed children on the weekends when free and reduced-price school meals aren't available, are being notified to keep the potentially hazardous kid-friendly food from being sent home with children.
The recalled product was found in the food shuttle's inventory and destroyed, according to Jill Staton Bullard, co-founder and CEO of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
However, the shuttle isn't the only source of food for hunger-relief efforts in the area so schools and families should check all their donations, Bullard said.
The shuttle will continue to monitor its inventory, Bullard said.
Kraft Foods Global, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups with "best when used by" dates in March, April and May of next year.
The recall was issued as a precaution because of the possible presence of small, thin wire bristle pieces in the cups.
About 137,000 cases of the cups were shipped to stores throughout the United States. Both individual cups and four-packs of Original and 2% Milk are affected as well as individual cups of Rotini and Cheese Broccoli.
There have been no reports of injuries or complaints.
Click here to read the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recall notice.