03/18/2015 10:48 EDT | Updated 03/18/2015 10:59 EDT

6.5 Million Kraft Mac&Cheese Boxes Recalled Because Of Metal

NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes of original flavour Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

Canada is not affected by the recall, Kraft says in a news release.

"We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed."

The boxes have "best when used by" dates ranging from Sept. 18, 2015 through Oct. 11, 2015 and are marked with the code "C2." They were sold throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and in some countries in the Caribbean and South America.

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The recall covers 7.25 ounce boxes that were sold individually and in packs of three, four and five. It covers 242,000 cases of the product.

Kraft Foods Group Inc. said Tuesday it has received eight “contacts” about incidents of consumers finding metal in the boxes, but hasn’t been informed of any injuries. It says consumers shouldn't eat the macaroni and should return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

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