2.58 million pounds of Conagra Brands canned meat, poultry recalled for packaging defect

Conagra Brands' recalled products include Armour Star Original Vienna Sausage.
Conagra Brands' recalled products include Armour Star Original Vienna Sausage.

Conagra Brands is recalling more than 2.58 million pounds of canned meat and poultry products due to a packaging defect that may cause the food to become contaminated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Tuesday.

The defect could cause the products to become contaminated "without showing any outward signs of contamination," FSIS said.

The products under recall include Armour Star Chicken and Original Vienna Sausage, Goya Vienna Sausage, Hargis House Potted Meat, Great Value Vienna Sausage and Kroger Vienna Sausages.

The meat and poultry products being recalled were produced between Dec. 13 and Jan. 13, FSIS said, and were shipped to retail locations nationwide. Establishment number "P4247" is on the product cans.

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Conagra packaging defect may not be viewable to customers

The packaging defect was discovered when Conagra Brands "notified FSIS after observing spoiled and/or leaking cans from multiple production dates at the establishment’s warehouse," FSIS said.

Great Value Vienna Sausage.
Great Value Vienna Sausage.

"Subsequent investigation by the establishment determined that the cans subject to recall may have been damaged in a manner that is not readily apparent to consumers, which may allow foodborne pathogens to enter the cans," FSIS said.

No reports of adverse reactions from consuming the products have been confirmed to date, FSIS said.

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What customers should do with the recalled Conagra meat products

Still, FSIS is concerned that the recalled canned meat and poultry products "may be on retail shelves or in consumers’ pantries." Consumers with the products are urged to throw them away or return the products to where they were purchased.

Consumers can contact Conagra Brands or the USDA for further information.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Conagra recall: 2.58M pounds of canned meat, Vienna Sausage recalled