In a press release dated December 31, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall by Campbell Soup Company of approximately 300 cases of Prego Traditional Italian Sauce, packaged in 24 ounce jars. The affected jars are being recalled due to the risk of spoilage.
The affected sauce originated from the Campbell Soup Supply Company in Paris, Texas. It was shipped to retail outlets on December 21, 2013 that are located in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The recall does not impact areas outside of the United States. The affected sauce was made on December 15, 2013.
Identifying marks include a 'best by' date of June 16, 2015 and a four-digit military code which ranges from 'CT BJ ZV 0330 through CT BJ ZV 0449. Both marks can be found on the top of the jar lids.
Routine quality control testing at the Campbell facility revealed the sauce's potential for spoilage. No other Campbell products are affected and, to date, there have been no illnesses reported. Consumers should not consume the sauce, and should return it to it's place of purchase for a full refund.
For additional information, consumers may contact Campbell at 866-270-9303, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Eastern standard time.
We will continue to update information on this current recall as it becomes available.