Campbell Soup is recalling approximately 15 million pounds of "SpaghettiOs with Meatballs" due to possible under-processing of the meat. The nasty SpaghettiOs in question were canned between December 2008 and June 2010, and the problem is believed to have been caused by one of the cookers at the company's Paris, Texas, plant, which malfunctioned and left the meat undercooked. You're going to want to stay away from SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs, and even that variety of SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs with pasta in the shape of characters from the Disney film Cars! So our weekend's pretty much shot.
In other hot FDA news, the agency is currently creating a database containing details about all food, drug, and medical device recalls that occurred throughout the year. It'll be available to the public online in the fall, and the Sunlight Foundation hopes access to recall data "will allow reporters to determine if there are any trends in outbreaks or problems for particular companies, and then link that to lobbying these firms may have done on food and drug safety issues in Congress."
But to be honest, this entire post was just an excuse to revisit that classic Reagan-era SpaghettiOs commercial starring Urkel. Such an innocent time!: