The company announced Friday that approximately 9,500 boxes of its cottage cheese are being recalled due to contamination issues allegedly encountered during production.
The recall came after a customer had informed the company that he had found a piece of red plastic in a container of cottage cheese.
According to Kraft Heinz, there have been six complaints from consumers about contamination, but no reports of injuries or illnesses related to the problem.
"The consumption of hard or sharp foreign material can lead to injuries of teeth, mouth, throat, gastric or intestinal tissue if swallowed," warns the company.
Three of the company's cottage cheese products are included in the recall – Breakstones 2% Milk Fat Lowfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese and their small and large cottage cheese 4% milkfat cottage cheese.
All three batches recalled are marked with an expiration date of December 10, 2019.
The products were distributed in the USA and exported to Latin America.
Those who bought one of the recalled products should not consume it and return it to the store where it was purchased to receive a refund or exchange, the company advises.