About 242,000 cases of mac and cheese have been recalled because they could contain metal contamination. The boxes are dated September 18, 2015, through October 11, 2015, and were sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean and South American countries, but not Canada. Under the expiration date will be a printed C2 designating the factory where the contamination occurred.
The company has received eight complaints, and the products are: 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor, a 3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. Boxes, Original flavor, and 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. Boxes, Original flavor and 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. Boxes, Original flavor. Another good reason to avoid this legal food is because of the yellow 5 and yellow six food dyes. These have been found to contain benzidene or other chemicals that can cause cancer.
The dyes can cause hypersensitivity. Yellow 5 cause’s genotoxicity, which means that it can damage the genetic information in a cell causing mutations, halt cell reproduction and lead to cancer. In a 2012 study on Toxicology of food dyes, “The inadequacy of much of the testing and the evidence for carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, and hypersensitivity, coupled with the fact that dyes do not improve the safety or nutritional quality of foods, indicates that all of the currently used dyes should be removed from the food supply and replaced, if at all, by safer colorings.”