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Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes Of Mac 'n' Cheese After Metal Pieces Found

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Posted on March 17, 2015, at 6:22 p.m. ET


Kraft Foods is recalling 242,000 cases of its Macaroni & Cheese that could contain tiny bits of metal, the company announced Tuesday.

Altogether, that's about 6.5 million blue boxes of the cheesy meal, the Associated Press reported.

The recall came after eight people contacted the company about the metal pieces, a company statement said.

"We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed," the statement said.

The recall included only 7.25-ounce boxes of the "original flavor" macaroni and cheese dinner with use dates between Sept. 18, 2015 and Oct. 11, 2015 that also contained the code C2 below the date.

The recalled boxes were sold in the U.S. as well as some Caribbean and South American countries, Kraft said.

One person said he found metal in a cup of Easy Mac earlier this month, but a Kraft spokesperson said they were unable to get in touch with him.

Just found this coiled up piece of metal in my easy Mac @kraftmacncheese @kraftfoods #explainthis

Kraft spokesperson Joyce Hodel said the company took the situation seriously and reached out, but they did not hear back.

"It is helpful when people provide information that can help us investigate what could have happened," she said in a statement. "We have rigorous quality and food safety processes and controls in place, but if we need to take any actions based on everything we know, we will not hesitate to do the right thing."

The recalled mac 'n' cheese should not be eaten, the company said, and refunds are available to customers.

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Customers can return the boxes to the stores they bought them at for an exchange or refund. Refunds are also available through Kraft Foods Consumer Relations by calling 1-800-816-9432 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET.