Kraft Recalls 242,000 Mac & Cheese Dinner Boxes Due To Metal Contents [Video]

Kraft has issued a recall on March 17 that lists approximately 242,000 cases of their “Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner” boxes, due to the possibility of some containing little bits of metal in them. The official press release from Kraft Foods Group lists all of the affected products, and further details on how consumers can easily identify those products that could be dangerous and are a part of the recall — by quickly checking the boxes’ “Best When Used By” dates, the size of the product, and another code.

“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.”

People who find they have any of the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese recalled products, reports CBS News‎, should not eat the meals, but can return them to the store where they bought the affected meals to get their money back. The company also reports that customers can call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET if they have any questions.

According to Reuters, this isn’t the first time Kraft has issued a recall of one of its products. In fact, the Mac & Cheese recall announced on Tuesday is the company’s second recall in as little as six months. Although the recall is limited to the 7.25-ounce size of Mac & Cheese, the products in the recall were packaged in three-pack, four-pack, and five-pack boxes, said the company.

While there have been no reported instances of consumers being harmed by eating Kraft Mac & Cheese dinners containing metal fragments, Kraft did report that they got eight contacts from customers about the Mac and Cheese meals. Based in Northfield, Illinois, Kraft told the public that the affected Mac and Cheese dinners were shipped not only around the United States, but also to Puerto Rico, South America, and the Caribbean.

As reported by the Inquisitr, Kraft previously recalled nearly 7,700 cases of Kraft American Singles due to one of the company’s suppliers storing an ingredient in the improper fashion. The Kraft Foods Group Inc., NASDAQ: stock information for KRFT at 4:02 PM EDT on the day of the recall announced a $61.70 price, with a decrease of 0.34 or 0.56 percent.

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