Kraft recalls more than 6.5 million boxes of Mac & Cheese

Kraft recalls more than 6.5 million boxes of Mac & Cheese

Kraft recalls more than 6 million boxes of macaroni and cheese because they may contain metal

The recall affects around 242,000 cases of the 7.25-oz. size of the original flavor with “Best When Used By” dates between September 18, 2015 – October 11, 2015 with “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made.

Some of these products have also been packed in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (box or shrink-wrap), depending on the package configuration (see table below).

PRODUCT SIZE SELL UNIT
BEST WHEN USED BY CODE DATE & MFR CODE
INDIVIDUAL BOX
BEST WHEN USED BY CODE DATE & MFR CODE
INDIVIDUAL BOX UPC MULTI-PACK UNIT UPC
7.25 oz individual N/A September 18, 2015 C2 – October 11, 2015 C2 0 21000 65883 1 N/A
3-pack box
(3-7.25 oz boxes)
September 9, 2015 XDG
September 27, 2015 XDG
October 1, 2015 XDG
October 2, 2015, XDG
October 3, 2015, XDG
November 20, 2015 XDG
September 18, 2015 C2 – October 11, 2015 C2 0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 05076 5
4-pack shrink wrap
(4-7.25 oz boxes)
September 18, 2015 C2
September 19, 2015 C2
October 8, 2015, C2
September 18, 2015 C2 – October 11, 2015 C2 0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 72540 3
5-pack shrink wrap
(5-7.25 oz boxes)
September 18, 2015 – October 11, 2015 XAR or C2 September 18, 2015 C2 – October 11, 2015 C2 0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 77436 4

The recalled boxes were shipped to customers throughout the U.S. The affected dates of this product were sold in only these 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

No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than “C2” below the code date on the individual box are included in this recall.

Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported.

If you have any affected boxes, return them to the store where you bought them for an exchange or full refund. You can also contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a full refund.