The company announced on Friday that approximately 9,500 cases of cottage cheese are being recalled due to pollution problems that have been introduced during production.
The recall comes after a customer notified the company that they had found a piece of red plastic in a container of cottage cheese.
So far, Kraft Heinz reports that there have been six consumers complaining of pollution, but no reports of injury or illness related to the problem.
"Consumption of hard or sharp foreign material can cause damage to teeth, mouth, throat , stomach or intestinal tissue if swallowed, "the company warns.
Three of the company's cottage cheese products are included in the recall – Breakstones 2% Milk Fat Lowfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese, as well as their small and large curd 4% Milkfat cottage cheese.
All three of the recalled lots are marked with an expiration date of December 10, 2019.
The products were distributed throughout the United States and exported to Latin America.
Those who have purchased some 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.