Meatball and spaghetti products weighing approximately 700,125 pounds has been recalled by Conagra Brands after they were mislabeled. According to the Agriculture Department the products were misbranded and contained undeclared allergens. The products that were recalled from the food company that is based in Pennsylvania had milk but this was not indicated on the label of the products. Some of the recalled products were produced earlier in the year between January 5 and January 12.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that it got to know of the problem on June 6 following a notification to the company by an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs that formed part of the products that Conagra Brands makes had milk. So far there have been no allergic reaction or illness reports that have been confirmed. Those who bought the affected products were requested to avoid consuming them and instead either return them or discard them.
All the products that are featured in the recall are available in cans of 14.75 ounces and they bear 2100700500 as the package code while the date of expiry is December 26, 2018. All other products that are also being recalled bear 2100701200 as the package code while their date of expiry is January 2, 2019.
Specifically Libby’s Spaghetti and Meatballs weighing 131,718 pounds are being recalled. These have been made with beef, chicken and pork in tomato sauce. Del Pino’s Spaghetti & Meatballs weighing 71,614 pounds are being recalled and they have also been made with similar ingredients. Hy-Top Spaghetti and Meatballs weighing 38,31180 pounds are being recalled and the ingredients are similar. Food Hold Spaghetti and Meatballs weighing 22,064 pounds and made of similar ingredients are also being recalled as are Essential Everyday Spaghetti with Meatballs weighing 21,975 pounds and made of similar ingredients. The last item being recalled is Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells and Meatballs weighing 414,424 pounds.
Inside the inspection mark of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there is ‘EST.794M’ as the establishment number. Consumers who have questions pertaining to the recall can the customer service representatives of Conagra Brands on 1-866-213-1245. Food safety questions can also be directed to a virtual representative that is available throughout the day at m.askkaren.gov on smartphones or AskKaren.gov.
The recall by Conagra Brands comes at a time when Tyson Foods has recently announced that it would be recalling its breaded chicken products that are ready-to-eat. This was announced last Saturday by the