– Kraft Foods Group Inc. said Thursday it is recalling Velveeta cheese from Wal-Mart stores in as many as 12 Midwestern states, including Minnesota, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives.

Insufficient levels of sorbic acid has led to the recall of 260 cases of Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese product because it could cause the cheese to spoil prematurely or cause foodborne illnesses.

Kraft said the cheese was sent to three Wal-Mart distribution centers and could have been shipped to as many as 12 states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The company said the code on the packages is 021000611614. The packages also have a date stamp that reads "17 DEC 2014" and the time frame is between 10:54 and 14:35.