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Chef Boyardee and Others Included in Massive Spaghetti and Meatballs Recall

The recall was made over mislabeling and undeclared allergens
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The items affected in the recall were distributed nationwide.

Conagra Brands Inc., the makers of Chef Boyardee, Libby’s, and other canned products, has issued a massive recall of more than 700,000 pounds of spaghetti and meatballs products due to the ingredient “milk” not being declared on the product label, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The products affected by the recall were produced on January 5, 2017, and January 12, 2017. They include:

  • 14.75-ounce cans with “Libby’s Spaghetti and Meatballs MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN AND BEEF IN TOMATO SAUCE” on the label with package code 2100701200 and Use By Date 01/02/19
  • 14.75-ounce cans with “Del Pino’s SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN AND BEEF IN TOMATO SAUCE” on the label with package code 2100701200 and Use By Date 01/02/19
  • 14.75-ounce cans with “Hy-Top Spaghetti and Meatballs Made with Pork, Chicken and Beef in Tomato Sauce” on the label with package code 2100701200 and Use By Date 01/02/19
  • 14.75-ounce cans with “Food Hold Spaghetti & Meatballs MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN AND BEEF IN TOMATO SAUCE” on the label with package code 2100701200 and Use By Date 01/02/19
  • 14.75-ounce cans with “Essential EVERYDAY Spaghetti with Meatballs Made With Pork, Chicken and Beef in Tomato Sauce” on the label with package code 2100701200 and Use By Date 01/02/19
  • 14.75-ounce cans with “Chef BOYARDEE Mini pasta shells & meatballs, Pasta and Meatballs made with Pork, Chicken and Beef in Tomato Sauce” on the label with package code 2100700500 and Use By Date 12/26/18

The undeclared allergen was discovered on June 6 when the company was notified by an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs used potentially contained milk not listed on the labeling.

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