Watch out, pasta lovers. One of the biggest U.S. Italian-sauce supermarket suppliers, Prego, announced a voluntary recall for hundreds of cases of its jarred pasta-sauce products late Tuesday, owing to spoilage.
According to a press release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Campbell Soup Company, the parent company of Prego, is recalling an estimated 300 cases of 24-ounce sized jars of Prego Traditional Italian Sauce because of a possible spoilage risk. The potentially defective items were reportedly uncovered during a “routine quality control test” and were shipped to several U.S. states last month on Dec. 21, 2013, including retail locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
According to the FDA’s statement, the products currently affected by the recall include codes “CT BJ ZV 0330” to “CT BJ ZV 0449.” The defective items were manufactured on Dec. 15, 2013, and can also be identified by the “Best By” date of June 16, 2015.
Despite the FDA reporting no reported illnesses, Campbell has advised customers not to consume any of the recalled items.
Customers affected by the Prego recall can receive a refund by returning their defective items to the store where they were originally purchased. For more information, consumers can contact the Campbell Soup Company by calling 866-270-9303 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.
As of Thursday morning, Prego had yet to address the recall on its official Facebook page.