Uh Oh Pasghetti Os – at least, that what we used to call them. Campbell’s SpaghettiOs with Meatballs have recalled (voluntarily) 15,000,000 pounds of SpaghettiOs. Now that’s a lot of pasghetti! These are the products being recalled:
- 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.
Because of a routine inspection, a problem with a cooker at the Paris, Texas plant was discovered. Apparently, the food inside of these cans was not cooked properly. Bacteria could be growing inside the cans. Yuck. No illnesses have been linked to the recall, but still the company thought it prudent to get the cans off of the shelves. Um, yeah, that would be a good idea.
To find more specific details about the recall here is the USDA’s official statement.
So, if you have any Campbell’s SpaghettiOs, check the lot numbers on your cans. Consumer questions regarding the recall should be directed to Campbell’s Hotline at (866) 495-3774.
Another recall: Marie Callendar’s Cheese Chicken and Rice frozen meals. An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control linked the Marie Callendar’s frozen meal to 29 cases in 14 states of Salmonella poisoning.
Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
Here is the product: 13-ounce packages of “Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce.”
Each package bears a label with establishment number “P-45″ inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact ConAgra Foods at 1-866-484-9610.