A Prego recall includes 300 cases of traditional Italian pasta sauce. The Campbell Soup Company, who owns the Prego brand, has voluntarily recalled the product in seven states. Although no consumers have reported illness, the jars of sauce may be at risk for spoilage.
The recalled sauce was manufactured in Paris, Texas, on December 31, 2013. The 24-ounce glass bottles are labeled as Prego Traditional Italian sauce. The “Best By” date on the bottles is June 16, 2015.
The bottles contain specific letters and numbers, which are printed on the lids. The Prego recall includes bottles labeled JUN 16 2015 12153 CT BJ ZV 0330 through 0449. The product was distributed in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The sauce was not distributed outside of the United States.
As reported by the US Food and Drug Administration, the potential risk was discovered during quality control testing at the manufacturing plant. No other products were found to be at risk for spoilage.
Consumers who purchased the recalled product are urged to return the sauce to the store where it was purchased.The stores have been instructed to issue a full refund of the purchase price. The recalled sauce should not be consumed.
The Campbell Soup Company can be reached at 866-270-9303, Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm EST.
Campbell offers a variety of sauces under the Prego brand. Prego is labeled as an Italian sauce, which is traditionally served with pasta. The available sauces include Alfredo, Restaurant Inspired, Classic Italian, Chunky Garden, and Healthy & Delicious. Although the brand has introduced numerous marketing campaigns, the current logo invites consumers to “Choose Taste. Choose Prego.”
Campbell Soup Company offers a wide variety of products. However, the Prego recall is limited to the Traditional sauce. The company has not revealed whether the problem is due to a flaw in the packaging or the product.