Conagra Brands, the maker of Chef Boyardee, is recalling more than 700,000 pounds of the canned pasta and other products as a result of mislabelling, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
The recall affects approximately 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products that were determined to contain milk, which was not listed on the products’ labels, the USDA said in a statement.
Officials said the problem was discovered on June 6 when an ingredient supplier notified the company that bread crumbs the company used in the products might contain milk that had not been declared.
The agency said the affected products, which were produced on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, include:
- 131,718 pounds of Libby’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
- 71,614 pounds of Del Pino’s Spaghetti & Meatballs
- 38,31180 pounds of Hy-Top Spaghetti and Meatballs
- 22,064 pounds of Food Hold Spaghetti and Meatballs
- 21,975 pounds of Essential Everyday Spaghetti with Meatballs
- 414,424 pounds of Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells and Meatballs
All of the affected products were packaged in 14.75-ounce cans, with the Chef Boyardee products bearing the package code 2100700500 and a use-by date of Dec. 26, 2018. The USDA said all other affected products have a package code of 2100701200 and a use-by date of Jan. 2, 2019.
All of the products have the establishment number “EST. 794M” inside the USDA inspection mark.
The USDA said consumers with questions about the recall can contact Conagra customer service at 1-866-213-1245, while those with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” a virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.