If you have boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese in your house you may want to pay close attention to this report! According to reports, Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. The boxes are all 7.25-ounce in size and have “best when used by” dates ranging from Sept. 18, 2015 through Oct. 11, 2015 and are marked with the code “C2.” They were sold throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and in some countries in the Caribbean and South America. The recall covers 7.25 ounce boxes that were sold individually and in packs of three, four and five. It covers 242,000 cases of the product.
Some of the products were also packaged in multi-pack units with a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the boxes, Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft said in a Tuesday announcement of the recall. The boxes were sold throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and in some countries in the Caribbean and South America. None were shipped or sold in Canada, Kraft said. In all, 242,000 cases of the product are involved in the recall effort.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. said the company was aware of eight incidents in which consumers reported finding metal in the boxes. There have been no reports of injuries, Kraft said. Consumers shouldn’t eat the macaroni, and instead should return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund, the company said. “We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” Kraft said. Kraft shares were down 1.91% at $60.52 in late morning trading Wednesday.
Contributing: Associated Press