Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 242,000 cases of its Macaroni & Cheese Dinners because they could contain pieces of metal. The recall is for over 6.5 million boxes. Kraft spokewoman Joyce Hodel said “We believe a piece of stainless steel got wedged in a metal piece of equipment, which may have generated friction that resulted in small pieces of metal potentially falling into the product. We deeply apologize to the consumers we have disappointed.”
At the time of the recall, Kraft had received eight consumer complaints about metal in the product, however no injuries have been reported.
The recall is only for the the 7.25-oz. size of the original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of Sept. 18, 2015, through Oct. 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. It was to customers nationwide in the U.S. The affected dates of this product were sold in only 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
Consumers who purchased the recalled Macaroni & Cheese should not eat it and are advised to return it to the point of purchase for a refund.
FDA’s full recall release can be found here.