Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of its 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, 2015, through 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. Kraft has received eight consumer complaints about the recalled items, but the company states that there have been no reports of injuries. Some of these products have also 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 (see table below). 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, but not Canada. 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
Below is a detailed description of the recalled products (click to enlarge): 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. Consumers who purchased any of the recalled product should not eat it and are advised to return it to the point of purchase for a refund.