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Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

Kraft Recalls Cheese Product Slices 'Keeping Fingers Crossed,' Joan Rivers' Daughter Says

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Kraft Recalls Cheese Product Slices

Nearly 7,700 cases of certain varieties of Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product are being recalled due to potential problems with an ingredient.

A supplier did not store an ingredient used in the products in accordance with specified temperature standards, and this could lead to premature spoilage and/or illness, Kraft said in a news release.

No reports of illness associated with the recalled items have been received by Kraft.

The recalled products have "Best When Used By" dates of Feb. 20, 2015 and Feb. 21, 2015 and include 12 oz. Kraft American Singles (16 slices), 16 oz. Kraft American Singles (24 slices), and 64 oz. (4 lb) Kraft American Singles (4x24 slices).

Consumers with the recalled varieties should not eat them. Instead, return them to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund. For more information, contact Kraft at 1-800-396-5512.


'Keeping Fingers Crossed,' Joan Rivers' Daughter Says

There was no new information about Joan Rivers' condition in a statement released Sunday by the comedian's daughter.

"Thank you for your continued love and support," Melissa Rivers said in the statement, CNN reported. "We are keeping our fingers crossed."

Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City Thursday after she stopped breathing during throat surgery at a Manhattan medical clinic. It's believed she suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest during the procedure.

Paramedics took the comedian to the hospital, which listed her in critical condition. In her first statement released late Thursday, Melissa Rivers said her mother was "resting comfortably," CNN reported.

Her next statement was released Friday, but provided little information about her mother's situation. "Her condition remains serious, but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery."

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