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Indiana Firm Recalls Corn Chowder Soup Products That May Contain Foreign Materials
Recall Release CLASS II RECALL
FSIS-RC-043-2012 HEALTH RISK: LOW

Congressional and Public Affairs
Neil Gaffney
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 - Morgan Foods, Inc., an Austin, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 94,850 pounds of corn chowder soup products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall are: [ View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 18.8-ounce cans of “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” “Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” and “America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky” with “best-by date” of “01 Mar 2014” stamped on the bottom of the can. The cans are also distributed in trays of 12 (twelve) with a case code of “B2912” on the case tray.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-1469” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. They were produced on February 29, 2012. The “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was shipped to retail stores in Texas. The “Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was distributed to retail stores in New York. The “Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. The “America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky” product was distributed to retail stores in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered when the company received two consumer complaints about finding pieces of a marker pen in the product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

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 Denise Moore, the company’s Director of Quality and R&D, at (812) 794-1253. Media with questions about the recall can contact Kim Hannaford, the company’s Director of Marketing, at (812) 794-2364.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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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.
Last Modified Sep 18, 2013