Remain calm: Kraft Foods Group, the makers of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese — arguably one of America's most beloved instant foods — has issued a voluntary recall for 242,000 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, the Original flavor. According to a release, some of the boxes may contain small pieces of metal. Only one processing plant is responsible for the packaging snafu.
What boxes are affected? The 7.25-ounce size with "Best When Used By" dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015. The boxes to be discarded also have the code "C2" printed directly below the date on each box. (The code refers to the processing plant.) Consumers should also check multi-packs for these boxes. The recall affects consumers in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and some South American countires but excludes Canada.
Kraft released the following statement: "Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported. We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed."
See the full release, below: