Hunt's Tomato Paste Recalled After Customers Found Mold Inside of the Cans
The company issued the recall for cans of Hunt's Tomato Paste No Salt Added six-ounce cans earlier this week
Pizza and pasta might be off the menu tonight as Hunt’s Tomato Paste is being recalled after some customers found mold inside of their cans.
Conagra Brands, Inc., the company that makes and sells Hunt’s products, issued the voluntary recall on Wednesday. The mold may have developed as a result of inadequate canning processes, the company said in an announcement on their website.
“Conagra Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six-ounce cans,” the company wrote. “After the canning process, the final product could have been damaged, creating the potential for mold.”
“Conagra Brands became aware of the issue after receiving calls from consumers,” the company added.
The specific cans in question contain the item UPC “00-0-27000-38807-5,” case UPC “00-0-27000-38809-9”, case batch/item code “5291902510” and item batch/lot code “2105902510.”
They also have a best by date of Oct. 16, 2020, according to the release.
Customers who currently have the product in their possession have been advised to throw away or return the cans to the store where they were originally purchased from.
No other Hunt’s or Conagra Brands’ products have been affected by the recall, the release said.
Representatives at Conagra Brands did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.