For Immediate Release
April 2, 2017
Consumer Affairs Hotline
Conagra Brands, Inc., announced today it is voluntarily 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 Hunt’s Chili Kits 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.
There have been no reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of Hunt’s chili kits being recalled 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 covered by this recall was distributed in retail stores, military commissaries and online nationwide in the U.S.; the specific product information is listed below. The product code information is stated on the bottom of the kit below the barcode. No other Hunt’s products or Conagra Brands’ products are impacted by this recall.
|Item Description||UPC||MFG/Lot Code||Best By Date|
|HUNT’S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ||20-0-27000-42063-2||3534619500||Apr 04, 2018|
|HUNT’S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ||20-0-27000-42063-2||3534622200||May 01, 2018|
|HUNT’S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ||20-0-27000-42063-2||3534619600||Apr 05, 2018|
Consumers who have purchased Hunt’s Chili Kits subject to the recall are advised not to consume it and return the items to the store where originally purchased. Conagra Brands is cooperating with the 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 questions should call our Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-800-921-7404, open 9 am through 5 pm CDT, Monday through Friday.