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Blount Fine Foods Corp. recalls chicken soup products due to possible foreign matter contamination

In Farm, News, State by OC Monitor Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Blount Fine Foods, a McKinney, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 6,384 pounds of chicken tortilla soup products that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically pieces of a gray nitrile glove, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The fully cooked, ready to eat, chicken tortilla soup was produced on July 1, 2021. The following products are subject to recall View Label

  • 16-oz. – Plastic containers of “Panera BREAD at HOME Chicken Tortilla Soup” with lot code 070121-1V and “Use By 09/09/2021” on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13130” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.

The problem was discovered after the company notified FSIS that they received several consumer complaints reporting pieces of gray nitrile glove in the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators.  Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Blount Fine Foods Customer Care Team at (866) 674-4519 Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 9 PM Eastern Standard Time.  Media with questions about the recall can contact Dan Crocker, Executive Vice President, Blount Fine Foods Corp., at (774) 888-1300.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to [email protected]. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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