|Food Safety and Inspection
United States Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20250-3700
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
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The product being recalled is 10 ½ ounce cans of "Campbells Healthy Request Vegetable Beef Condensed Soup." Each can has the code "SEP 01 09279" and "EST 4K DEAL (plus 4 digits indicating military time)" ink-stamped on the end. The product was distributed to the retail level in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Campbell Soup Co., (800) 637-7698.
"Because of the potential for consumer injury, we urge consumers not to eat the soup but return it to the place of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, administrator of FSIS. "FSIS is informing the public so consumers who may have purchased the soup can check their cupboards."
The problem was discovered through consumer complaints to the company. No illnesses or injuries associated with consumption of the product have been reported to FSIS. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician immediately.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.
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USDA RECALL CLASSIFICATIONS
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
For Further Information, Contact:
Consumers: Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-800-535-4555 (voice); 1-800-256-7072 (TTY)
Media: (202) 720-9113
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