WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for spaghetti and meatballs in marinara sauce products that could be contaminated with metal. The issue was discovered when the company received consumer complaints about metal pieces in meatballs in its Kwik Trips Inc. Spaghetti and Meatball in Marinara Sauce product.

The meatball items were produced on Oct. 1, 2020, and then used in the production of spaghetti and meatball in marinara sauce product from Oct. 17, 2020, through Nov. 1, 2020. The following products, which were shipped to retail locations in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, are subject to the public health alert:

  • 15.5-oz plastic containers of “TAKE HOME MEALS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS IN MARINARA SAUCE” with “10/17/20 - 11/1/20” packaging dates and an “EXP DATE 10/25/20 - 11/9/20” on the products labels.

The products bear establishment number “EST. 20852” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

A recall was not issued because the products are no longer available for purchase, however, FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators