SpaghettiOs Recall: 5 Things You Need to Know Now

SpaghettiOs recallCampbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling more than 300,000 cans of SpaghettiOs, because they say the cans might contain a tiny choking hazard. Uh oh, indeed! But don't worry, it's easy to figure out if you have one of the recalled cans.


The company was alerted to the issue, which only affects certain cans sold in the United States, after receiving "customer complaints."

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Here's what you need to know:

  1. According to Campbell, little pieces of red plastic were found "in a small number of cans" in the U.S. Yikes! Just where did these "choking hazards" (the company's own words) come from? Apparently, they peeled off of the cans' lining. Of course, the fact that the plastic is red, in red sauce, probably makes it really hard to see!
  2. The recall only affects 14.2 ounce cans printed with a certain date So, to find out if YOUR SpaghettiOs are affected, just check the date stamped on the base: the affected cans have Feb. 22, 2017.
  3. Those cans also have a UPC code of 51000 22432 printed under the bar code. If you do find the specific date and/or UPC code, you can take your cans right back where you bought them for an exchange or full refund.
  4. Don't panic if your kids already ate some some of the affected SpaghettiOs. "The plastic is food grade and is from the lining of the can," says the SpaghettiOs Facebook page. "It is not harmful if ingested. The reason we are recalling the product is that the pieces could pose as a potential choking hazard." Phew. 
  5. Thankfully, we haven't seen any reports of anyone actually choking or being injured by the plastic in the cans. If you have additional questions, Campbell Soup says you can call 1-866-535-3774 between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday, or visit them at


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