Kraft Foods Group said Tuesday afternoon that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of Sept. 18-Oct. 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made.
Some of these products also have been 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.
Recalled product was shipped to customers in the U.S. and several other countries, excluding Canada. The affected dates of this product were sold in these four configurations: 7.25-oz. box, Original flavor; 3-pack box of those 7.25-oz. boxes, Original flavor; 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25-oz. boxes, Original flavor; and 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25-oz. boxes, Original flavor.
No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than “C2” below the code date on the individual box are included in this recall.
Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported.
The Illinois-based company says in a statement that “we deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.”
The recalled product was shipped by Kraft to customers nationwide in the U.S. The product also was distributed to Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries—but not to Canada.
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 call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (ET) for a full refund.