Conagra Brands Inc. is recalling Hunt’s Chili Kits from retailers, military commissaries and online shoppers nationwide because of possible Salmonella contamination.
“The chili seasoning used in the packet originated from a supplier who informed the company of the potential presence of Salmonella in a raw material used in the chili seasoning (packet contained in the kit). Although no Salmonella was found in the finished product supplied to Conagra Brands, the company has decided out of an abundance of caution to recall the product,” according to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug ADministration’s website.
“Consumers who have purchased this item are advised not to consume it and return it to the store where originally purchased. Conagra Brands is cooperating with the FDA on this recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.”
No reports of adverse reactions or injuries related to the recalled chili kits had been received as of the posting of the recall notice on Sunday. There is concern that consumers may have the recalled chili kits in their homes, especially because of the long shelf life of the product.
Consumers can identify the recalled chili kits by looking for the following label information:
- Hunt’s Chili Kit, 44.8-ounce with the UPC number 20-0-27000-42063-2, the MFG/Lot Code 3534619500 and a best-by date of “Apr 04, 2018”
- Hunt’s Chili Kit, 44.8-ounce with the UPC number 20-0-27000-42063-2, the MFG/Lot Code 3534622200 and a best-by date of “May 01, 2018”
- Hunt’s Chili Kit, 44.8-ounce with the UPC number 20-0-27000-42063-2, the MGF/Lot Code 3534619600 and a best-by date of “Apr 05, 2018”
Anyone who has eaten the recalled product and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.
Symptoms can include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
Consumers with questions should call the Conagra hotline at 800-921-7404.
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