188,181 lb. soup recall initiated on allergen fears

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Bay Valley Foods LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., initiated a voluntary Class 1 recall (health risk: high) for approximately 188,181 lbs. of Reduced Sodium Chicken Noodle Soup because it may contain an undeclared allergen – milk. The problem was uncovered after the processors received a customer complaint that the product was incorrectly labeled. Reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products have not been received by Food Safety and Inspection Service or the company.

According to the product label, the can contains Chicken Noodle Soup; but it may contain Cream of Chicken Soup. The product was prepared using an ingredient blend that contained milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the label.

The product subject to recall is 10.5-oz. cans of Great Value Reduced Sodium Chicken Noodle Condensed Soup. Products subject to recall bear the USDA mark of inspection on the label, and the establishment number "P-51" and best-by date of "09 29 12" ink-jetted on the bottom of each can. These products were produced last Sept. 29 and were distributed to a retail establishment nationwide.
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