Hunt’s Tomato Paste Is Being Recalled Due to Mold

It’s time to take a good look in your cupboards because yet another food recall is underway. This time, it’s a canned good staple produced by Conagra Brands–Hunt’s Tomato Paste. According to information released on April 4th via the FDA’s website, recently-produced tomato paste cans might contain a “potential presence of mold.”

Apparently, nothing was amiss during the canning process of the tomato paste, but there is a possibility that the cans could have became damaged afterward. The FDA did not elaborate on the specific causes of this voluntary recall.

Though there are multiple flavor varieties and can sizes of this tomato paste product, the recall only includes the Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six-ounce cans. Here are the label details on the potentially tainted products:

  • Item Description: HNT PSTE TOM NSA 12/6Z
  • Case UPC: 00-0-27000-38809-9
  • Item UPC: 00-0-27000-38807-5
  • Case Batch/Lot Code: 5291902510
  • Item Batch/Lot Code: 2105902510
  • Best By Date: OCT 16, 2020

If you are one of the unlucky shoppers to have purchased the product, the FDA recommends that you not consume the tomato paste. Instead, you can either throw the can away or you can return it to the point of purchase, where you should receive further information on the refund procedure.

In its release, the FDA tells customers that they are free to contact Conagra Brands directly regarding the recall. The Consumer Care Team can be reached at 1-888-280-0301, or via its website at

And, to learn even more about this particular recall, be sure to watch the video below.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this active food recall. Did you purchase this recalled item? If so, what do you plan to do with it? Have you ever fallen sick due to a tainted food product?