Campbell Soup Company announced on Thursday, Nov. 12 that it is voluntarily recalling its SpaghettiOs Original products that come in 14.2-ounce cans.

The affected batch for the recall are those that have a date of Feb. 22, 2017 on the bottom of the can and have a UPC code of 51000 22432 indicated just below the bar code.

The company recalled the said products due to the presence of tiny red plastic scraps, which come from some parts of the can's lining. The said plastic component can peel off and cause possible choking hazards to those who will consume it.

The issue was detected by the company after it received several complaints from its customers. As per estimates, a total of 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original are affected. The recall is only applicable to the United States market.

Campbell has instructed the public not to consume the affected products and to return them to the store where they were bought so that a full refund or exchange of merchandise can be facilitated.

"Campbell Soup Company apologizes for the inconvenience," the company's official statement read.

Campbell Soup Company is an international food firm based in Camden, New Jersey. The sales of the company is estimated at more than $8 billion per year. Among its products are a variety of soups, snacks, simple meals and beverages.

The company has been around for years and is driven by its mantra, "Real food that matters for life's moment."

Campbell was founded in 1869 by fruit merchant John Campbell and icebox manufacturer Abraham Anderson. Despite being around in the food business for generations, the company is said to continue evolving and reshaping its products to induce sustainable growth and improve shareholder value.

An Internet user by the name of Karen Graham commented on Campbell's news release pertaining to the SpaghettiOs Original recall. She said that she applauds the company's efforts in recalling the products and that she will continue to patronize products from the company.

ⓒ 2021 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.