USDA, Campbell recalls “SpaghettiOs” With Meatballs due to possible health risks

06/18/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Paris, TX—Campbell Soup Company, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is recalling approximately 15,000 pounds of “SpaghettiOs with Meatballs”. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on Thursday, June 17, 2010, due possible under-processing in certain units.

The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that certain SpaghettiOs canned products have the potential to be under-processed. The defect was noticed during a routine inspection by Campell’s officials and confirmed during the investigation that followed it.

According to the USDA, “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.”

The following varieties of SpaghettiOs are included in the product safety recall:

• “SpaghettiOs” with Meatballs—14.75 ounce cans

Product Code: U5

• “SpaghettiOs” A to Z with Meatballs—14.75 ounce cans

Product Code: 4N

• “SpaghettiOs” Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars)—14.75 ounce cans

Product Code: KS

The recall was listed as Class 1, which the USDA defines as “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death”.

Consumers may contact Campbell’s Hotline at (866) 495-3774 for more information concerning the recall.

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