Campbell Soup Supply Company, LLC, of Paris, Texas, has issued a massive recall of approximately 15,000,000 pounds of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">“SpaghettiOs with Meatballs” canned products due to possible under-processing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. This recall has been described as a Class I Recall, which means that there exists a health hazard situation in which there exists a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
The following 14.75-ounce cans of “SpaghettiOs” products are subject to recall:
- “SpaghettiOs” with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code “U5″ on the bottom of the can.
- “SpaghettiOs” A to Z with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code “4N” on the bottom of the can.
– “SpaghettiOs” Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars), bearing the identifying product code “KS” on the bottom of the can.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST 4K,” as well as a “Use By” date between June 2010 and December 2011 ink-jetted on the bottom of each can. These products were manufactured between December 2008 and June 2010 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS’ website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
The problem was discovered through a routine warehouse inspection by the company and its subsequent investigation. To date, FSIS has received no reports of illnesses from consumption of these products. The FSIS indicated that it routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Campbell’s Hotline can be reached, toll-free, at (866) 495-3774. Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.