The chili seasoning used in the kits came from a supplier who informed Conagra of the potential presence of salmonella, according to an FDA recall notice issued Sunday.
Products affected by the recall include:
- 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”
FDA said Conagra is cooperating with the recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
Consumers who have purchased any Hunt’s Chili Kits affected by the recall should discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
To date, no adverse reactions or injuries have been associated with the recall. However, there is concern that consumers may have the recalled chili kits in their homes, especially considering the long shelf life of the product.
Anyone who has eaten Hunt’s Chili Kits and developed symptoms of salmonella should contact their doctor immediately and inform them of the potential contamination.
Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection (salmonellosis) include varying degrees of diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Symptoms typically develop 12 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
Most people recover without treatment; however, diarrhea and dehydration may be so severe that hospitalization is required. Older adults, infants, and those who have impaired immune systems are at greatest risk of salmonella infection.
Source: NBC New York