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Updated -Recalled Kraft Mac & Cheese With Metal Pieces Was Made In Champaign

Kraft Plant in Champaign

The Kraft Plant in Champaign (Travis Stansel)

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes (242,000 cases) of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.  And a company spokeswoman says they were made in Champaign.

In a news release issued Tuesday, the company said 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.  The C2 refers to the production line.

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.QSBwaG90byBvZiB0aGUgaW1wYWN0ZWQgcHJvZHVjdCBmcm9tIEtyYWZ0

Kraft Foods Group Inc. says it's aware of eight 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.