Packages of chili con carne distributed in Virginia and two other states are being recalled after reports of illness among at least six people, the U.S. Agriculture Department has announced.

The product, sold under the brand name "Selecto Chili Con Carne" in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, may be contaminated with staphylococcus bacteria, the USDA said.

The distributor of the chili, Selecto Meats of Knoxville, Tenn., has recalled the product, the agency said, and consumers are advised to return it immediately to the place of purchase.

Staphylococcus causes sudden and violent nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms last one to two days, the department said.

Jaguar Microswitches

Jaguar Cars is recalling about 3,500 1986 XJ6 sedans in the United States for replacement of possibly defective microswitches that affect brake lights and cruise control mechanisms, the importer of the British luxury car said yesterday.

The possibly defective microswitches could cause a car's brake lights to fail or could inhibit automatic cancellation of the cruise control when the brakes are applied, said the New Jersey-based importer.

There has been no reported accident blamed on defective switches, Jaguar said. The replacement takes about 30 minutes and will be done free for owners by local dealers, it said.