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Hunt's Chili Starter Kit recalled due to Salmonella concerns

Conagra Brands is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Hunt's Chili Starter Kit due to a risk of salmonella contamination, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent March 31. The product's chili seasoning originated from a supplier who informed the company of the potential presence of salmonella in the spice packet.

The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.

The following product is affected by this recall:

  • Hunt's Chili Kit, 44.8 ounces: UPC 20-0-27000-42063-2 with "best by dates" of April 4, 2018; April 5, 2018 and May 1, 2018

No other Conagra Brands or Hunt's products are affected and the company has received no confirmed reports of illness or injury associated with this recall.

Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella's most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella's symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.

Customers who purchased any of these products at the commissary should bring them back for a refund.

Questions about this recall can be directed to 1-800-921-7404 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday.

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