Kraft Recalls 242,000 Cases That May Contain Macaroni And Cheese And Metal Shards

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Back in 2012, store-brand macaroni and cheese was recalled because it might have contained pieces of metal, leading us to call it “Mac ‘N’ Cheese ‘N’ Metal Shards.” Now a brand-name version of that product is available, since Kraft has recalled 242,000 cases of its signature boxed macaroni and cheese. It could possibly contain small pieces of metal, which is not an appropriate spice to add to macaroni and cheese.

All of the affected boxes are the standard 7.25-ounce size, but recalled items come in several configurations. The recall includes single boxes as well as 3-packs that are packaged in a single box, and shrink-wrapped 4- and 5-packs of boxes where they’re sold in bulk.

To identify recalled boxes, here’s what you need to know: recalled boxes have “best by” dates between September 18 and October 11, 2015, and the date is followed by “C2.”


If you have these in your pantry, you should take them back to the store where you purchased them for a refund. If you aren’t able to do that, or if you have any other questions about the recall, you can call Kraft at 1-800-816-9432.

While there were eight reports of metal pieces in boxes of macaroni and cheese, there were no reports of anyone eating them or injured by the metal pieces.

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