Conagra Brands, Inc., is recalling Hunt’s Chili Kits due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the chili seasoning packet contained in the kit. The product covered by this recall was distributed in retail stores, military commissaries and online nationwide in the U.S.
Conagra Brands is cooperating with the Food and 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.
“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 chili seasoning. Although no Salmonella was found in the finished product supplied to Conagra Brands, the company has decided out of an abundance of caution to recall the product”, according to the recall notice posted on the FDA website.
The specific Conagra’s product information is listed below:
- 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”
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.
Consumers who have purchased this item are advised not to consume it and return it to the store where originally purchased. Consumers with questions should call the Conagra hotline at 1-800-921-7404.
For more information about recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts, you can visit the FDA website.