Conagra Brands, the manufacturer of Hunt's brand products, issued a nationwide recall of its six-ounce "no salt added" tomato paste on April 22. They're suspected of having been contaminated by mold.
Individuals who are exposed to mold put their health at serious risk. U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service data shows that people who are exposed to mold in their food may suffer an allergic reaction. This may result in an eye or skin irritation or vomiting.
Respiratory problems are also common among those exposed to mold. It's common for individuals to begin having coughing spells, to start wheezing or to develop a throat irritation.
In a statement about the recall, the Chicago-based manufacturer noted that several of their customers had actually brought it to their attention that their tomato paste contained mold. The affected six-ounce cans all have a lot code number of 2105902510. Their expiration date is listed as Oct. 15, 2020.
At the time of their press release, Conagra also announced that it would be making the U.S. Food and Drug Administration aware of the discovery of mold in its product. They also acknowledged that they'd continue to work with the federal agency to make sure that consumers were aware of the recall and that the product was no longer on store shelves.
Many New York consumers expect for the food that they purchase to contain the ingredients that they're said to contain and to be free from contamination. If you've suffered an illness after consuming food, then you should preserve the product's packaging, seek medical attention and reach out to a personal injury attorney in Queens. They can advise you of your right to file a lawsuit to recover medical costs you've amassed.