Sunday, June 20, 2010

Campbell Soup Company recalls SpaghettiOs


The Campbell Soup Company, one of the world largest producers of soups and sauce products, has recalled some batches of its popular SpaghettiOs canned foods over concerns that the products may contain underprocessed meat. The recall was reported by the New York Daily News.

According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture,

"The following products are subject to recall:
  • 14.75-ounce cans of 'SpaghettiOs' with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code 'U5' on the bottom of the can.
  • 14.75-ounce cans of 'SpaghettiOs' A to Z with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code '4N' on the bottom of the can.
  • 14.75-ounce cans of '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."

A list of retail distribution locations can be found here.

According to the Department of Agriculture, no illnesses have been reported to date. Nevertheless, it has classified this as a Class I recall, its highest level, indicating that

"This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. "

Further reading about food contamination:

Serious questions about food safety


USDA takes action against beef supplier

Image courtesy United States Department of Agriculture, and copyright Campbell Soup Company.

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