Kraft Removes Artificial Preservatives From Singles

Say cheese.
Say cheese. Photo: Kraft

Big changes in the department of American and White individually wrapped “cheese singles”: Kraft has swapped out sorbic acid with something called natamycin, a naturally occurring antifungal, and new packaging states that the product contains no artificial preservatives or flavors, despite the fact that Kraft says it hasn’t used artificial flavors “for many years.” So, much like Subway’s recent announcement it would phase out a scary-sounding, but perhaps not really that scary, chemical called azodicarbonamide in its loaves, Kraft’s recipe tweak may just be good PR more than anything else. In any event, the real takeaway is that the integrity of your grilled-cheese sandwiches will not be affected one iota by the switch. [AP, Earlier]