According to reports, the Kraft Foods Company has sent out a general recall for its signature mac dinners. The recall affects only Mac & Cheese regular dinners in the 7.25 oz. size product. Look for the date stamp: “Best When Used By” dates of “September 18, 2015” through “October 11, 2015”, with the code C2 below the date embossed on each individual box.
Other later reports said that metal pieces were found in the product boxes. The recall affects 6.5 million boxes.
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According to Kraft, eight consumer complaints have been logged about the product, but there have been no reported injuries. “We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” Kraft said in a statement on Tuesday.
The recall affects 242,000 cases of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner that have been distributed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and some South American nations. The Associated Press reported that it amounts to about 6.5 million boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, one of the Kraft Foods Group’s signature brands.
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. There was no indication when the recall would end. Products purchased with end dates after the recall dates listed should be considered safe. It was also stressed that only product boxes with C2 stamped under the dates were in the recall. The C2 indicates a certain production line location where the metal contamination was found.
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