Yummmm….spaghetti. A hot plate of Italian delight set before you on a twinkling spring evening is enough to woo even the hardest of hearts, isn’t it?
But what if the sauce is moldy?
Unfortunately, if you’ve just purchased Hunt’s Tomato Paste, this could be the case. You may want to throw that can in the trash.
According to the FDA’s website, Conagra Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six ounce cans. The company received calls from consumers indicating that some product is damaged, leading to the potential for mold to grow in the can. Conagra Brands says this is something that happened after the canning process.
The company started the product recall themselves and informed the FDA. Conagra Brands says it is presently working with customers and retailers to ensure the damaged goods are removed from store shelves and not distributed.
But what if you decide to eat the moldy paste anyways? Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian and wellness manager at Cleveland Clinic advises readers in this Time.com article that this isn’t wise.
Mold has threads that penetrate the food you see it on. These take the mold further than you can see. If you consume it, you could be exposing yourself to mycotoxins. These can make you sick, cause respiratory problems and make your body respond with an allergic reaction.
Have a question about the recall? Call the Conagra Brands Consumer Care team at 1-800-280-0301, open 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit https://www.hunts.com.
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