SpaghettiOs Recall: Spaghetti Nos?
The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the USDA announced on June 17 that in conjunction with the Campbell Soup Supply Company, it would be recalling nearly 15,000,000 pounds of "Spaghetti Os with Meatballs." The reason for the Spaghetti Os recall is the possibility that they were underprocessed. There have been no reports of illness or injury at this time.
According to the FSIS press release on the recall, the problem was discovered during a routine inspection of the Campbell Soup Company warehouse. The following products fall under the SpaghettiOs recall:
- 14.75-ounce cans of "Spaghetti Os" with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code "U5" on the bottom of the can.
- 14.75-ounce cans of "Spaghetti Os" A to Z with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code "4N" on the bottom of the can.
- 14.75-ounce cans of "Spaghetti Os" Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars), bearing the identifying product code "KS" on the bottom of the can.
To view the labels of these products, click here.
The products under the recall show an establishment number of "EST 4K," and the "Use By" date of June 2010 to 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 FSIS will provide a list of the retailers carrying the Spaghetti O's product on their website. To visit, click here.
According to a report by KTLA News, Campbell's has said a cooker at one of the company's plants in Texas malfunctioned, leaving the meatballs undercooked.
Consumers with questions about the recall can call Campbell's Hotline at (866) 495-3774.