WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert regarding chicken noodle soup products that contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Kenosha, Wis.-based RCK Foods sold 34,200 lbs of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken noodle soup products that were misbranded because they include ingredient labels meant for a different product, FSIS said. The company did not recall the products because it is believed that the affected items are no longer available for consumers to purchase, the agency said.
The affected items were produced on March 11, 2020, and include 15-oz plastic cups containing “Fresh FOODS MARKET CLASSIC CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP” with a best by date 6/9/2020 and lot code 425798031120. The products bear establishment number “P-33997” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to Kroger retail locations nationwide.
FSIS said a retail store associate found that an incorrect back label for potato soup was on the chicken noodle soup container. FSIS is advising consumers to throw away or return the items to the place of purchase.