Sodium Level Misrepresentation Prompts Chili Kit Recall from Reily Foods

Sodium Level Misrepresentation Prompts Chili Kit Recall from Reily Foods
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March 16, 2016

Reily Foods has initiated a voluntary recall for a mislabeled chili product.

The company is recalling its Carroll Shelby's Original Texas brand White Chicken Chili Kit. The label indicates that the sodium per serving is 0 mg, though the true amount is 590 mg. The label was corrected for items produced after March 3, 2015.

The recalled product is sold in a three ounce package bearing UPC 7239610019. A best-by date of 01/22/2017, 01/23/2017, 02/09/2017, or 03/02/2017 appears on the packaging of affected items.

About 186,000 units of the product may be mislabeled. The items were distributed nationwide.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a high-sodium diet draws water into the bloodstream, which can result in high blood pressure, or hypertension.

The FDA considers this action to be a Class II recall, meaning that exposure to this product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences. The risk of serious health issues is small.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Reily foods by phone at (800) 535-1961 or by email at service@reilyproducts.com.