• Special to the Daily Leader
MANHATTAN – Parents are encouraged to check cupboard shelves for three varieties of SpaghettiOs With Meatballs identified in a 15-million-pound food recall.
The canned products, which were produced at the Campbell Soup Supply Company LLC in Paris, Texas, may contain meat that has been under processed and should be returned to the grocery store for a refund, said Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Research and Extension food scientist.
Recalled products include:
o 14.75-ounce cans of “SpaghettiOs” with Meatballs bearing the identifying product code “U5” on the bottom of the can.
o 14.75-ounce cans of “SpaghettiOs” A to Z with Meatballs bearing the identifying product code “4N” on the bottom of the can.
o 14.75-ounce cans of “ SpaghettiOs” Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars) bearing the identifying product code “KS” on the bottom of the can.
Products involved in the recall will be marked with “EST 4K” with a “Use BY” date between June 2010 and December 2011 ink-jetted on the bottom of the can. The products were distributed nationally, and while no illness has been reported to date, the products should be returned, rather than eaten, Blakeslee said.
Don’t worry about having a receipt, said Blakeslee, who explained that food companies who suspect a potential problem with a product appreciate the returns.
Consumers who have questions about the recall can call Campbell’s Hotline: 866-495-3774.
More information about food safety is available at county and district K-State Research and Extension offices and online: