Kraft Recalling Macaroni and Cheese Over Metal Shards

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Kraft Recalling Macaroni and Cheese Over Metal Shards

Kraft Foods is recalling millions of boxes of Macaroni & Cheese Dinners because it says some of them may contain small pieces of metal.

The voluntary recall covers about 6.5 million boxes, all of them 7.25 ounces and containing Kraft’s Original flavor mac and cheese.

The boxes have “best when used by” dates that range from Sept. 18 to Oct. 11 of this year.

They’re marked with the code “C2” below the date on the boxes. That code refers to a particular production line on which the possibly contaminated boxes were made.

The packages sold as singles or as part of three-packs, four-packs or five-packs.

The recalled boxes were shipped in the United States, Puerto Rico and several Caribbean and South American countries, but not Canada, according to Kraft.

The company said it has been contacted by eight customers with concerns about the dinners. No injuries have been reported.

“We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” Kraft said in a written statement Tuesday.

Consumers who bought dinners covered by the recall should return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or refund. They may also contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432  for a refund.

Doug Gross is a staff writer covering personal finance for NerdWallet. Follow him on Twitter@doug_gross and on Google+.


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