Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of macaroni and cheese over metal risk
Just when we thought processed food couldn’t get any worse, we find this headline in today’s paper! Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 242,000 cases of its original flavor Macaroni & Cheese boxed dinners because some may contain small metal pieces. Shares of Kraft Foods Group fell Wednesday after the company launched a voluntary recall of approximately 6.5 million boxes.
The products being included in the recall are the 7.25-ounce boxes, 3-pack boxes, 4-pack and 5-pack wrapped boxes of 7.25 ounce servings of “classic” mac & cheese dinners. You will be able to identify if your box is stamped with a ‘Best if used by’ dates of September 18 through October 11, 2015, with the code ‘C2’ directly below the date on each box.
Thankfully Kraft reports that no injuries have been reported but says eight customers have contacted the company regarding this recall. In a press release on their company website they apologize to the people affected, “We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” Kraft Foods Corp.
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Affected customers should not eat the product and return it to their local store or contact the company at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time for a full refund.
The last big recall for Kraft was back in June of 2014 with Velveeta Cheese. At that time Kraft Foods recalled 260 cases of Velveeta cheese sold to Walmart stores in 12 states. The states involved were Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The consumer package code for the recalled batch was 021000611614. The packages also have a date stamp that reads “17 DEC 2014,” and the time frame is between 10:54 and 14:35.
The cheese is was recalled because it did not contain “appropriate levels of sorbic acid” needed for preserving the product, according to a Kraft statement.
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