Possible Salmonella Presence in Hunt's Chili Kits Spice Packet Initiates Recall by Conagra Brands
the recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores, military commissaries, and online
Conagra Brands has announced that it is recalling a limited amount of Hunt's Chili Kits due to the potential presence of salmonella in the chili seasoning packet contained in the kit.
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 seasoning. Although no salmonella was found in the finished product supplied to Conagra Brands, the company has decided to recall the product out of an abundance of caution.
There have been no reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of this product to date.
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause 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.
The Hunt's Chili Kits affected by this recall were distributed in retail stores, military commissaries, and online nationwide—the specific product information is listed below. The product code information is stated on the bottom of the kit below the barcode.
The affected product and its identifying information is as follows: HUNT'S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ with UPC code 20-0-27000-42063-2, lot code 3534619500, and best-by date Apr 04, 2018. HUNT'S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ with UPC code 20-0-27000-42063-2, lot code 3534622200, and best- by date May 01, 2018. HUNT'S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ, with UPC code 20-0-27000-42063-2, lot code 3534619600, and best-by date Apr 05, 2018
No other Hunt's products or Conagra Brands' products are impacted by this recall.
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 U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on this recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns can call Conagra's Consumer Affairs hotline at (800) 921-7404.