Campbell Soup Co. is recalling some of its SpaghettiOs with meatballs because the meat may be undercooked.
The Agriculture Department Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the Class I recall late Thursday. Class I recalls are for dangerous or defective products that could cause serious illness or death.
So far there have been no reports of illness.
The problem is believed to have been caused by one of the cookers at the company's Paris, Texas, plant, which malfunctioned and left the meat undercooked. Officials aren't exactly sure when the cooker stopped working properly so, to be safe, Campbell's is recalling some products manufactured since December 2008.
The products subject to the recall are:
- "SpaghettiOs" with Meatballs in 14.75-ounce cans
- "SpaghettiOs" A to Z with Meatballs in 14.75-ounce cans
- "SpaghettiOs" Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars) in 14.75-ounce can
The recalled products have "EST 4K," as well as a use-by date between June 2010 and December 2011 printed on the bottom of the can.
If you bought any of these products do not eat them (or serve them to your kids); return them to the store where you got them for an exchange or full refund.
If you have questions about the recall, call Campbell's Hotline at 866-495-3774.
If you have a food safety question, you can visit AskKaren.gov or call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.