Kraft Recalls 242,000 Cases of Macaroni & Cheese Due to Possible Metal Contamination

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Kraft is recalling 240,000 cases of macaroni and cheese because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The issue affects 7.25-ounce boxes of the original flavor with a Sept. 18, 2015 use-by-date shipped to the United States, Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean countries. (Credit: CNN)

Kraft Foods Group announced Monday it was voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner  over concerns that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.

The recalled product was limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, the company said in a news release.

The affected boxes were also marked with the code “C2” directly below the date which refers to the specific production line on which the product was made, the company stated.

Some of the products were sold 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, according to the release.

The affected dates of this product were sold only 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
5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor

According to Kraft, the company had received eight consumer complaints about the product but no injuries were reported.

Consumers were being asked to return the product to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers can also contact Kraft at 1-800-816-9432.

The following is being recalled:

Product Size Name of Product Sell Unit
Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code
Individual Box
Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code
Individual
Box UPC
Multi-Pack Unit UPC
7.25 oz. each Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor NA 18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 NA
3-Pack Box(Three 7.25 oz. Boxes)Net Wt. 21.75 oz. 3-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor 09 SEP 2015 XDG27 SEP 2015 XDG
01 OCT 2015 XDG
02 OCT 2015 XDG
03 OCT 2015 XDG
20 NOV 2015 XDG
18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 05076 5
4-Pack
Shrink–wrap
(Four 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 29 oz.
4-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor 18 SEP 2015 C2
19 SEP 2015 C2
08 OCT 2015 C2
18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 72540 3
5-Pack Shrink-wrap(Five 7.25 oz. Boxes)Net Wt. 36.25 oz. 5-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor 18 SEP 2015
through
11 OCT 2015
XAR or C2
18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 77436 4