Conagra Brands has issued a recall for 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatballs across six brands: Chef BOYARDEE, Libby’s, De Pino’s, Hy-Top, Essential Everyday, and Food Hold, due to an issue of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The recalled products contain milk, which is a known allergen; however, the ingredient is not declared on the product packaging, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The recalled spaghetti and meatballs were produced on two separate dates: January 5, 2017 and January 12, 2017. The products were shipped nationwide for retail sale. The issue was revealed on June 6, 2017, after Conagra was notified by one of their ingredient suppliers, saying the breadcrumbs sent to the manufacturer might have contained undeclared milk. Items affected by the recall are included on the list below. All of these items show the establishment number “EST. 794M,” which can be located inside the USDA’s mark of inspection.
To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these spaghetti and meatballs products. However, consumers who have purchased any of these items are encouraged not to eat them. Instead, throw the items away or return them to the original place of purchase. Consumers who have additional questions should call Conagra’s customer service line at 1-888-213-1245.
By Trixie Dillwood
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