Leaky can concerns prompt recall of 1,300 tons of sausages, potted meat
Conagra Brands is recalling approximately 2,581,816 pounds of canned meat and poultry products sold at Walmart, Sam’s Club and other stores due to a packaging defect that may cause the products to become contaminated.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service defect may cause the product not to show any outward signs of contamination.
Sold under labels such as Armour, Great Value, Goya, and others, the problem was discovered when the company saw spoiled or leaking cans from several production dates at its warehouse.
An investigation determined that the cans subject to recall may have been damaged in a manner that is not readily apparent to consumers, which may allow foodborne pathogens to enter the cans.
The meat and poultry products were produced between December 12, 2022, and January 13, 2023. The following products are subject to recall:
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P4247” on the product cans. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to people eating these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be on retail shelves or in consumers’ pantries.
Anyone who purchased the products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.