News Release

Canyon Creek Soup Co. Recalls Beef Products Produced Without Benefit Of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 017-2016
Health Risk: High Feb 13, 2016
En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell 
(202) 720-9113 


WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2016 – Canyon Creek Soup Co., an Edmonton, AB, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 7,275 pounds of meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The soup kit containing broth with meatballs, rice noodles, sriracha packets, and hoisin packets were imported on Jan. 29, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 291 Cases - containing ten 2.56 lb. plastic soup package kits labeled “Vietnamese inspired Pho Bo Vein” containing broth with meatballs, rice noodles, sriracha packets, and hoisin packets bearing package code 16AL20 or 16AL24.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 422” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail outlets in California.

The problem was discovered when a Customs and Border Protection official notified FSIS personnel that the items had been shipped without inspection.

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

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Terry Alty at (780) 463-2991.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 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:

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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 Apr 12, 2017