Wegmans, Price Chopper, Tops/P&C and Walmart grocery stores in Syracuse announced on Friday that they are accepting customer returns of the three SpaghettiOs with Meatballs varieties recalled on June 17. Shoppers who find 14.75 oz. Cans of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, SpaghettiOs with Meatballs AtoZ and SpaghettiOs with Meatballs Shapes (Cars) in their pantries should return them to the customer service desk of these local supermarkets and stores.
But according to the latest retail distribution list released by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service on June 18, the recalled varieties of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs were also distributed nationwide to the following retail chains. All have outlets in Syracuse and central New York and offer shelf-stable canned and packaged foods in addition to their other retail products. Frugal shoppers who picked up their SpaghettiOs with Meatballs from these outlets may also have a recalled product:
- ALDIs, Inc.
- Bjs Wholesale Club
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar Stores
- K-Mart Big K
- Rite Aid
- Sam’s Club
How to identify affected cans of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs:
- SpaghettiOs with Meatballs have the product code “U5” on the bottom of the can.
- SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs have the product code “4N” on the bottom of the can.
- SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars) have the product code “KS” on the bottom of the can.
- All products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST 4K,” as well as a “Use By” date between June 2010 and December 2011 ink-jetted on the bottom of each can.
These products were manufactured between December 2008 and June 2010. The Campbell Soup Company, manufacturer of SpaghettiOs, suspects that the Texas plant where these cans were made may have underprocessed the products, creating a Class I – High Risk situation if the product is consumed.
Consumers with any of these SpaghettiOs with Meatballs products in their pantries should contact the Campbell’s Hotline at (866) 495-3774 with questions, and should not use the products.
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