Kraft mac and cheese recall: 6.5m packs of famous macaroni and cheese recalled after metal shards found in some boxes

Recall affects 240,000 cases of macaroni after customers complain of metal bits

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Kraft Foods has been forced to recall about 6.5 million packs of its macaroni and cheese – one of the company’s most famous products – due to the presence of metal bits in some boxes.

The recall affects 7.25-ounce packs of the macaroni dinner that were sold as singles and in packages of three, four and five, according to a statement from Kraft. The affected packs have a “best-used by” date of between 18 September and 11 October and are marked with the identification number “C2”.


Boxes that fall under the recall were sold in the US, Puerto Rico and some countries in the Caribbean and South America. Customers who purchased a recalled product have been asked to return it to the store for a full refund.

Kraft said it became aware of the metal bits in its macaroni from eight customer complaints, though no injuries have been reported.


Kraft first introduced its iconic macaroni and cheese dinner in 1937, according to the company.


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