Campbell Soup Co Recalling Canned SpaghettiOs with Meatballs
Campbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling nearly 15 million pounds of three varieties of SpaghettiOs with meatballs due to a problem discovered during a routine warehouse inspection and investigation. The company discovered that a cooker malfunctioned at a Paris, Texas plant, leaving the meat undercooked.
Meat which has not been cooked to an internal temperature of at least 160-165 degrees can run the risk of carrying bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella.
Company officials do not know exactly when the cooker malfunctioned, but believe it to be recently. Campbell Soup is recalling all products produced since December 2008 out of “an abundance of caution” and no reports of illness from consumption of the products have been reported. The company believes that there are about 35,000 cases on the market now, but most has likely already been consumed.
The nationwide recall includes 14.75-ounce cans of “SpaghettiOs with Meatballs”, “SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs”, and “SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs” that features characters from the Disney/Pixar movie Cars.
The cans have a use-by date between June 2010 and December 2011 and have a plant code “EST4K” written on the bottom of the can. The can may also bear a product code “U5”, “4N”, or “KS”, depending on the variety of SpaghettiOs purchased.
Customers with the recalled products should not eat them and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall should call Campbell’s Hotline at (866) 495-3774 or visit the company website.
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