Pinnacle Foods Recalls Chili Due to Not Declaring MSG on Label

Pinnacle Foods, Inc., Fort Madison, Iowa, is recalling approximately 549,539 pounds of chili products due to misbranding. The products contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label.

The Armour Chili items were produced on various dates in September 2015 and November 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14-ounce cans of “Armour Chili No Beans” with Best By Dates:
    • Best By SEP-08-18
    • Best By SEP-10-18
    • Best By SEP-13-18
    • Best By SEP-20-18
    • Best By SEP-21-18
    • Best By SEP-27-18
    • Best By SEP-28-18
    • Best By NOV-10-18
    • Best By NOV-11-18
    • Best By NOV-22-18
    • Best By NOV-23-18
    • Best By NOV-24-18

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2AD” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered by the firm. The firm received new product labels in September 2015; these new labels no longer listed MSG. However, the firm continued to use their old seasoning on products, which does contain MSG. Upon discovery of the discrepancy, all affected product within the firm’s control was placed on hold.

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