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News Release

Blount Fine Foods Recalls Chicken Tortilla Soup Products Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 037-2018
Health Risk: Low May 16, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Jeremy J. Emmert
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2018 – Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 720 pounds of Chicken Tortilla Soup products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.  Some of the product labeled as Chicken Tortilla Soup may actually contain Southwest Style Corn Chowder which contains wheat.   

The Chicken Tortilla Soup items were produced on April 25, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label|(PDF only)]      

  • Cases of 4 bags each weighing 4-lbs. of “BLOUNT fine foods Chicken Tortilla Soup.”  The label indicates “For Institutional Use Only” with a Lot Code of 04251819C.  The “Use By” date is 07/24/2018.  The net weight of each case is 16 lbs. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-19449A” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the case label.  These items were shipped to distribution centers for further distribution in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.                                 

The problem was discovered on May 14, 2018, when the firm received a customer complaint that the master container was labeled as “Chicken Tortilla Soup,” and contained a different product, “Southwest Style Corn Chowder.” 

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

For customer and consumer information contact Loreen Gaspar, Blount Fine Foods Customer Service Representative at 800-274-2526 or email her at ProductIssues@blountfinefoods.com.  For media inquiries contact Larry Marchese, Managing Partner at Legion Thirteen at (617) 733-8899 or email at lmarchese@legionthirteen.com

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 10 a.m. to 6 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 May 25, 2018