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Recall of the Week: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese due to possible injury hazard from metal pieces

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese 182623Kraft Foods Group is recalling about 242,000 cases or 6.5 million boxes of Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.

The recalled product is the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of Sept. 18, 2015 through Oct. 11, 2015, with the code “C2” below the date on each box. The “C2” refers to a production line where product was made.

Some of dinners have also been packed in multi-pack units that have a range of code dates and manufacturing codes on the outside packaging, box or shrink-wrap, depending on the package design. See the table below.

The recalled macaroni dinners were shipped to customers in the United States and several other countries. The dates are:
  • 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
  • 3-pack box of those 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

The following is being recalled:

Product SizeName of ProductSell Unit Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. CodeIndividual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. CodeIndividual Box UPCMulti-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 XDG
27 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

No other sizes, varieties, or pasta shapes and no other packaging types 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 reports from consumers about the macaroni dinners from this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported.

The company said it deeply regrets the 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 was also distributed to Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries.

Consumers who purchased this product shouldn't eat it, the company said in a statement. They should return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or refund.

Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm ET for a refund.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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