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February 28, 2001

Kraft Foods Recalls Easy Mac

Rye Brook, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Kraft Foods is recalling certain code dates of its Kraft Easy Mac microwaveable macaroni and cheese dinner. The product may have an off-flavor or off-odor caused by contact with food-grade lubricating oil due to an equipment failure.

Kathy Knuth, a spokesperson for Kraft, was quick to point out that there is no health or safety risk with the recalled product, but some people may have a greater sensitivity to the off flavor or odor. The company is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the issue.

The product was distributed in the United States, and no other varieties of Kraft macaroni and cheese dinner are part of the recall..

This recall was initiated on February 6, 2001.  FDA had not yet classified this recall when contacted this afternoon.

Product codes being recalled are: SEP-05-01 through SEP-26-01.

The company stated that most of the product had been recovered prior to reaching consumers, however could not specify how much product was involved in the recall.

Consumers can return the product to their grocers for a full refund.  Consumers with questions should contact Kraft at (800) 847-1997, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 28, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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