Watch out for SpaghettiOs like these.
Two popular foods with household names associated with family mealtime and wholesomeness — SpaghettiOs and Marie Callender — are being recalled because they might make you sick.
Fifteen million pounds of SpaghettiOs, the canned, ring-shaped noodles in tomato-cheese sauce I begged for in my childhood, may have been "under-processed," according to the Agriculture Department, which announced the recall late last night.
Campbell's Soup Supply Co., which makes SpaghettiOs, says it found potential problems during a routine inspection, but no one has reported illnesses.
SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs, and SpaghettiO's Fun Shapes with Meatballs with use-by dates between June 2010 and December 2011 are affected. The affected cans bear the code EST4K, too. For more details, click here.
Also, the USDA announced late last night a nationwide recall of all 13-ounce packages of Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce made by ConAgra Foods.
An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of salmonella cases in 14 states found that people sickened by a particular salmonella strain had eaten the Marie Callender foods in April and May. The last report of illness was May 22, the USDA says.
The agency is advising customers to throw the products away and report any illness.