Food giant Kraft has issued a voluntarily recall of a batch of its Macaroni & Cheese Dinner product due to a possible contamination.
The Kraft recall was due to the possibility that metal fragments may have found their way into the Macaroni & Cheese boxes during production.
“We believe a piece of stainless steel got wedged in a metal piece of equipment, which may have generated friction that resulted in small pieces of metal potentially falling into the product,” said Krafts spokeswoman Joyce Hodel.
“Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it,” the company said. “They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.”
The recall applies to 7.25 oz. boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with used by dates from September 18, 2015 to October 11, 2015, and that also feature the code ‘C2’ written below the date.
Over 242,000 cases, containing 6.5 million boxes, of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese have been recalled. The product was distributed throughout the US and Puerto Rico, and also shipped to some Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Off the back of the Kraft recall, shares in the company yesterday dropped to a low of $60.32 before recovering to $61.87 at the close of trading.
It is not believed that anyone was hurt prior to the Kraft recall.