Product recalls can affect consumers in a variety of ways. Food product
recalls are oftentimes significant because they can cause serious illness
and injuries. This week, the popular Kraft Foods Group announced a voluntary
product recall due to the possible presence of metal pieces. According
to a Kraft spokesperson, it is believed that a piece of steel became wedged
within a piece of equipment, generating enough friction to cause small
metal pieces to fall into the product during manufacturing. The recall
included about 242,000 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner in
the Original flavor. While no injuries have yet been reported, Kraft has
received complaints from eight customers about the metal pieces.
Fortunately, the specifics of which boxes included in the recall are easy
to find. The only size of Kraft mac and cheese affected are the 7.25 ounce
boxes. They may have been sold individually or in packs of 3, 4, or 5
plastic-wrapped boxes. If you purchased a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese,
check the “Best if used by” stamps on the box. Those with
dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015 that also have the
code “C2” listed below the date are included in the recall.
Kraft is urging consumers not to eat from these recalled boxes of macaroni
and to return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund. Kraft
Foods Consumer Relations can also refund money to consumers if contacted
This Kraft mac and cheese recall comes just days after the Blue Bell ice
cream company announced its own recall in certain creamery products. This
recall is attributed to a possible connection between certain Blue Bell
products and listeriosis, a food-borne illness that has claimed the lives
of three people in Kansas. Symptoms caused by the disease include fever,
muscle aches, chills, and diarrhea. A complete list of products that may
have been affected by the bacteria can be found at
Personal injury lawyers often represent clients in product recall and defect
cases if they experienced injuries as a result of using those recalled
products. Manufacturing companies may be held liable for these injuries.
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