Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled approximately 242,000 cases of Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.
The recall is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor with “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to the production line on which the affected product was made.
Some of these products are also packed in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (box or shrink-wrap), depending on the package configuration. A full listing of the recalled products and their codes can be found in the recall announcement posted on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web site (http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm438700.htm).
The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. and also in Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries, but not to Canada. The affected products were sold in the following configurations:
- 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
- 3-pack box of 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
- 4-pack shrink-wrap of 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
- 5-pack shrink-wrap of 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
According to the recall notice, no other sizes, flavors, or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. Only products with the manufacturing code “C2” below the code date on the box are included in the recall.
Eight consumers contacted Kraft about the product but no injuries have been reported. Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern time) for a full refund.