WASHINGTON – Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Massachusetts, manufacturer of prepared foods and soups for retail and foodservice customers announced the recall of 720 lbs. of its Chicken Tortilla Soup, due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The undeclared allergen in the product is wheat, according to the announcement. Some of the products labeled as Chicken Tortilla Soup contain the company’s Southwest Style Corn Chowder, which also contains wheat, an allergen, as an ingredient. The products in question were produced on April 25, 2018, and the mislabeling issue was brought to the attention of the company by a customer who realized the product did not contain what was indicated on its label. The items were shipped to distribution centers serving Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

The products being recalled include cases of 4, 4-lb. bags of “BLOUNT fine foods Chicken Tortilla Soup.”  The label indicates “For Institutional Use Only” with a Lot Code of 04251819C. The “Use By” date is 07/24/2018 and the products bear establishment number “P-19449A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

These items were shipped to distribution centers for further distribution in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. No incidents of injury or illness have been reported from the consumption of the product.