Roughly 242,000 cases of Original Flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners have been recalled because they may contain small pieces of metal. According to a recall notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) website on Tuesday, the recall affects 7.25-oz. Side boxes with a “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015. These boxes have the code “C2” directly below the date, which indicates a specific production line on which the product was made.
Some multi-pack units also contain the recalled products, and have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging, the notice read. The recalled products were sold in the following 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 boxes were shipped to the United States as well as Puerto Rico, some Caribbean and South American countries, but not Canada. The recall does not affect any other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes. Recalled products must have the “C2” code below the date on an individual box. Kraft says it received eight consumer contacts about the recalled product, and no injuries have been reported so far.