Barbara's Beat: Metal fragments in Kraft Macaroniand Cheese Dinner leads to recall

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Metal fragments in Kraft Macaroni
and Cheese Dinner leads to recall

KRAFT FOODS GROUP VOLUNTARILY RECALLS SELECT CODE DATES AND MANUFACTURING CODES OF KRAFT MACARONI & CHEESE BOXED DINNERS DUE TO POSSIBLE METAL PIECES
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner recalled.
Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni and 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 Foods Group.Some of these products have also been packed in multipack 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). 

Recalled product was shipped to customers in the U.S. and several other countries, excluding 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
 
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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 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.
 
Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported.  We deeply regret this 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 -- but not to Canada.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it.  They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.  Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern) for a full refund. 


Source Kraft Foods Group

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