Kraft Foods Group Inc. recalled 242,000 cases, that’s 6.5 million boxes, of the popular children’s original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes may contain small pieces of metal. Less than four years ago, Kraft recalled about 137,000 cases of Velveeta Shells & Cheese single-serve cups because of the possibility of small, thin wire bristle pieces in the product. Last year, Kraft recalled about 7,700 cases of some varieties of its Kraft American Singles after a supplier failed to store an ingredient correctly.
Joyce Hodel, a Kraft spokeswoman, said in a statement that, “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.”.
The recall applies to 7.25 ounce boxes that were sold individually and in three, four and five multi-packs. The boxes have “best when used by” dates ranging from Sept. 18, 2015 through Oct. 11, 2015 and are marked with the manufacturing code “C2.” They were sold throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and in some countries in the Caribbean and South America.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. says it is aware of eight incidents of consumers finding metal in the boxes, but hasn’t been informed of any injuries.
If you have purchased a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese that falls within these parameters, don’t use the product. You should return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. If you have any questions regarding this product recall, consumers can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time.