“Uh-Oh,” SpaghettiOs recall alert. Check your cabinets, immediately.
According to an official press release, Campbell Soup Company is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs — known for their “Uh-Oh” jingle — due to a potential chocking risk to consumers.
The company made the decision to voluntarily recall the 14.2 ounce cans of SpaghettiOs after it was discovered that small red plastic pieces, which peeled off from the lid of the can, had been found inside the food. The affected cans have the “Use By” date of February 22, 2017 stamped on the base of the can, and a UPC code of “51000 22432” printed under the bar code. The press release said the company had received complaints from several customers that had found the plastic pieces in their SpeghettiOs.
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Currently, the recall affects 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs, and is limited to those items sold in the United States. A company representative told ABC News that the recalled products were distributed to retailers in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, California, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Idaho, Tennessee and Arkansas. Even though the products were only sent to those states, the company is still issuing a nationwide recall. Those living outside of the United States should not be affected by the recall.
Campbell Soup Company, founded in 1869, said people who purchased the affected SpaghettiOs products should not consume them, but return them to the store of purchase for an exchange or full refund. Customers with questions should contact the company at 1-866-535-3774 between 9.00 am to 7.00 pm EST, Monday to Friday or visit www.facebook.com/SpaghettiOs.
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This isn’t the first time Campbell Soup Company has had to issue a recall on their SpaghettiOs. According to a previous report by the Inquisitr, the company had to recall 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs after it was determined that the meat in certain varieties had not been properly cooked. Luckily, no one was injured, or reported ill, during this recall.
In 2013, Campbell Soup Co. had to recall 80 cases of canned pasta that had a label reading, “Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth.” However, after opening the cans, it was determined that they were actually filled with SpeghettiOs. This recall was much smaller in comparison to their current recall, with only 1,740 cans of food affected.
Campbell Soup strives to provide a quality product for their customers. Their purpose, according to the press release, is “Real food that matters for life’s moments.”
“The company makes a range of high-quality soups and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged fresh foods. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories, and to what’s important today.”
Along with the Campbell’s brand, the company’s portfolio also includes Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum,Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens and Garden Fresh Gourmet.
SpaghettiOs were created in 1965 by Campbell’s employee Donald Goerke, and have been a family favorite ever since, the New York Times reports.
“The shape was crucial on two counts. The first was durability: it had to withstand canning and reheating. The second was damage control: long pasta and young children mix dangerously, with child, chair and walls ending up beribboned with dripping strands. A simple ‘O,’ Mr. Goerke realized, would solve both problems. Its stable shape allowed a thinner strand of pasta to be used, making the reheated product less gummy. It also fit tidily in the bowl of a spoon.”
The company said it apologizes for any inconvenience the recall may cause its customers.
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