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2015-03-26

Say it ain't so, Kraft Foods recalls mac & cheese dinners

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

(Editor's note: In the interest of full disclosure, Kraft Original Macaroni & Cheese is the one thing that assuages me after attending a grueling city council meeting.)

In a move that's sure to send shudders down the backs of parents in general - and single dads, in particular - Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled approximately 242,000 cases of Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.
Only select code dates and manufacturing codes of the popular product are involved. According to customer complaints, some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.
The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-ounce size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the "Best When Used By" dates of September 18, 2015 through October 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.
Additionally, some of these products have also been packed in multi-pack units with different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging. The external packaging is either box or shrink-wrap, depending on the package configuration.
Kraft shipped the recalled product to customers nationwide in the United States, as well as to Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries. However the product was not distributed to 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
No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. Also, 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 the affected products, but no injuries have been reported. According to a company spokesman, "[Kraft Food Group] deeply regrets this situation and apologizes to any consumers we have disappointed."
Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it, but are urged to return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.
Consumers can also contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (EST) for a full refund.
For full information, visit http://newscenter.kraftfoodsgroup.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=253200&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2026530