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News Release

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Italian Style Wedding Soup Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 069-2014
Health Risk: High Oct 14, 2014

Congressional and Public Affairs
Joan Lindenberger 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 – Fresh Food Manufacturing, a Freedom, Pa., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,008 pounds of Italian Style Wedding Soup due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The soup contains soy and egg, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. 

The following product is subject to recall:      

  • 24-oz. cups of “GIANT EAGLE MARKET DISTRICT ITALIAN STYLE WEDDING SOUP.”    

The ingredients panel on the back of the soup cup is from a chili product that the company also produces at the facility. The chili label does not list soy and egg, which are ingredients in the Italian Style Wedding Soup.

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. 40211” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Oct. 9, 2014, and shipped to retail stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania.                                 

The problem was discovered when a store employee noticed that the back label was different from the other labels on the product.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern time). Media with questions about the recall should call (412) 967-4551.

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. 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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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 Nov 14, 2014