Giant recalls Chef Boyardee products

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch


Giant is recalling two brands of canned pasta products because of a labeling issue.

The foods are not dangerous to eat for those who do not suffer from a food allergy, but the labels fail to mention that some of the foods may contain milk allergens, according to a news release from Giant.

Conagra Brands has recalled several Chef Boyardee products, including cans of Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells & Meatballs.

The supermarket chain has removed two products from its shelves:

  • Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells & Meatballs, 14.75 oz., UPC 6414404828 with a best-by date of 12/26/2018

  • GIANT/MARTIN’S Spaghetti & Meatballs, 14.75 oz., UPC 68826707136 with best-by date of 1/2/2020

Giant has not received any reports of illnesses.

While the food is safe for those who do not have a milk allergy, the canned spaghetti products run the risk of giving those who are allergic a life-threatening reaction, according to the release.

Conagra Foods has recalled approximately 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products because of the mislabeling, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Allergic reactions may appear within a few minutes to several hours after eating the food, the release states. Reactions include hives; a tingling sensation in the mouth; face, tongue or lip swelling; vomiting or diarrhea; and swelling of the throat, among other reactions.

Customers who have purchased the listed products may bring their receipt to their local Giant store for a full refund.

For more information on the recall, customers may contact Chef Boyardee’s vendor, Conagra Brands, at 1-866-213-1245 or Giant customer service at 1-888-184-4268.