Recall Notification Report

Pinnacle Foods, Inc. Recalls Chili Products Due To Misbranding

Class III Recall 008-2016
Jan 22, 2016
En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Kristen Booze 
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 – Pinnacle Foods, Inc., a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 549,539 pounds of chili products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label. 

The Armour Chili items were produced on various dates in Sept. 2015, and Nov. 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [Label]

  • 14-oz. 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 Sept. 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.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Lynn Reilly Hill, Senior Director of Consumer Relations, at (800) 528-0849. Media with questions about the recall can contact Chris DaVault, Manager of External Communications, at (973) 541-8620.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:


Label, recalled product

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Mar 02, 2017