242,000+ cases of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Recalled for Metal

Posted on March 18, 2015 by

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182623Kraft Foods Group is recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the 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 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.

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).

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 are4 being recalled:

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor 7.25 oz. each
Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code: 18 SEP 2015 C2 through 11 OCT 2015 C2
UPC: 0 21000 65883 1

3-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor
Size: 3-Pack Box (Three 7.25 oz. Boxes) Net Wt. 21.75 oz.
Sell Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code:
09 SEP 2015 XDG
27 SEP 2015 XDG
01 OCT 2015 XDG
02 OCT 2015 XDG
03 OCT 2015 XDG
20 NOV 2015 XDG
Individual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code: 18 SEP 2015 C2 through 11 OCT 2015 C2
Individual Box UPC: 0 21000 65883 1
Multi-Pack Unit UPC: 0 21000 05076 5

4-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor
Size: 4-Pack Shrink–wrap (Four 7.25 oz. Boxes) Net Wt. 29 oz.
Sell Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code:
18 SEP 2015 C2
19 SEP 2015 C2
08 OCT 2015 C2
Individual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code: 18 SEP 2015 C2 through 11 OCT 2015 C2
Individual Box UPC: 0 21000 65883 1
Multi-Pack Unit UPC: 0 21000 72540 3

5-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor
Size: 5-Pack Shrink-wrap (Five 7.25 oz. Boxes) Net Wt. 36.25 oz.
Sell Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code18 SEP 2015 through 11 OCT 2015 XAR or C2
Individual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code: 18 SEP 2015 C2 through 11 OCT 2015 C2
Individual Box UPC: 0 21000 65883 1
Multi-Pack Unit UPC: 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.

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.


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