Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Check your pantry: Kraft Mac & Cheese Recall

Perennial favorite of kids and perhaps lurking in your pantry, Kraft Mac & Cheese Original Flavor, 7.25 oz box, is under a voluntary recall today because the company is concerned about small pieces of metal potentially being in that box of elbows and cheesy goodness, according to this ABC news report.

The article lists the configurations of packaging, ranging from single boxes to multi-product shrink wrapped packaging, with use by dates falling between September 18, 2015 and October 11, 2015 with "C2" on the packaging under the date.  Only boxes with the "C2" under those date ranges are subject to the recall.  It's my understanding that the C2 refers to which manufacturing line these recall products were manufactured on.

Did you find any in your pantry?  I found one lone box from a 5-pack I had bought at Walmart a while back.  Nothing higher than a 5-pack was listed in the recall, so if you're like me and just bought a 15 pack at Costco, they should be fine. 

What do you do?  Take it back to the store where you bought it, or, according to Kraft press release, you can call their consumer relations line at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 AM and 6 PM Eastern time to request a refund. These products typically retail for around $1 per box in my area.
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