When it comes to a good ol’ dinner of mac ‘n’ cheese, no one can beat the taste of Kraft’s boxed meals. However, if you have some of its blue boxes in your pantry, you might want to take a look at their “best by” dates and return them to the store, if needed.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. voluntarily recalled millions of its signature original flavored mac ‘n’ cheese boxes due to reports of metal shavings in the meal. The food giant announced the recall after eight customers found fragments of stainless steel in their boxes and contacted them. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
“We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” the company said in a statement. “Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.”
The recall involves a total of 242,000 cases, equaling 6.5 million individual boxes.
The statement also clarifies that 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 code refers to the specific factory where the affected boxes were made.
The recall applies to boxes sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries. The full list of these products can be seen on the company’s website.
The food giant isn’t clear on what will happen to the tainted boxes but we already feel sorry for all the cheesy goodness that might get destroyed.
It is also pertinent to mention that this is Kraft's second product recall in six months. Last year, it recalled about 7,700 cases of its Kraft American singles cheese product after an ingredient was stored improperly.