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Kraft Heinz recalls packages of cheese slices over choking hazard

By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   Aug. 3, 2015 at 5:45 PM

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Kraft Heinz Company recalled 36,000 cases of individually wrapped Kraft Singles because the plastic used to wrap the cheese can become a choking hazard.

The company issued the voluntary recall Friday after receiving 10 consumer complaints, including three people who had choked on the plastic.

There is "the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed," a news release from Kraft Heinz says. "If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard."

The recall includes 3- and 4-pound cases of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized cheese with "best used by" dates of Dec. 15, 2015, through Jan. 4, 2016 and manufacturing codes S54 or S55.

The products were shipped to retailers in the United States, Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.

"We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed. Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it." the release said.

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Modified SM-6 missile demos new capability

A modified SM-6 missile has demonstrated a new capability -- destruction of a short-range ballistic missile in its terminal flight phase, Raytheon says.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Aug. 3, 2015 at 4:01 PM

PACIFIC MISSILE FIRING RANGE , Hawaii, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 has for the first time intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile in its terminal phase of flight.

The new capability by the modified SM-6 was demonstrated by Raytheon, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy.

Raytheon said that for the testing, SM-6 air defense missiles were integrated into the Aegis Weapon System aboard a ship at sea. The first test involved an SM-6 against a ballistic missile target, which was destroyed in the last seconds of its flight. In three additional tests, SM-6s successfully engaged cruise missile targets.

"SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do both anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense from sea," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "U.S. Navy commanders want both capability and flexibility to meet a wide variety of missions, and that's exactly what SM-6 offers."

Raytheon said the tests were part of MDA's Sea-Based Terminal program. The modified SM-6 used with Aegis was be known as SM-6 Dual 1 and is on track to achieve initial operating capability next year.

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