If you frequently buy cans of soup, then you might want to double check your pantry!
Campbell Soup is recalling approximately 4,185 pounds of soup due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on April 22, 2017.
They claim that the recalled soup cans are misbranded and that they contain milk, which isn’t listed as an ingredient on the label, even though it is classified as a known allergen.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection service noted that the issue was discovered last week, when the firm received notification from the corporate office after several consumer complaints rolled in stating that some soup cans were mislabeled.
What consumers thought they were buying was “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta,” but the mislabeled cans actually contained “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth.”
Thankfully, there have been no reported incidents because of the labeling mistake, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service continues to urge customers who purchased these soups not to consume them. Consumers are also advised to contact their healthcare provider if they’re worried about injury or illness.
The recall has been labeled a “Class I” recall, which means “there is a reasonable probability that the consumption of this product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death”.
Here’s what you need to look for if you think you may have this recalled item: 18.6 oz cans of “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta.” The “Best By” date will read Feb.13, 2019, and the establishment number “EST. 4R” will be printed on the bottom of the can.
If you find that you have a recalled can of the soup, it’s advised that you either throw it away or take it back to the store where you purchased it for a full refund or to exchange it.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at (866) 400-0965.