News Release

The TDL Group Corp. Recalls Dried Chicken Soup Mix Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 066-2016
Health Risk: High Jul 27, 2016
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Veronika Medina
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, July 27, 2016 – The TDL Group Corp., an Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 636 pounds of dried chicken noodle soup mix products that were imported from Canada and not presented to FSIS for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, 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 Tim Hortons chicken noodle soup mix items were produced in Canada on May 16, 2016, and imported to the United States on or around July 16, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 16.9 oz./481 g plastic bagged packages of “Tim Hortons Chicken Noodle Soup Mix” with case code “CANADA S519” and Canadian health certificate number of 617844. Each case contains eight (8) bags.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Canada 368.” These items were shipped to restaurants in Maine, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered on July 22, 2016, by the FSIS import inspector during routine monitoring of shipments destined for their assignment. On July 25, 2016, FSIS confirmed that there was a failure to present shipment and the products were already in commerce without receiving FSIS re-inspection upon entry to the United States.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or illnesses 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 with questions about the recall can visit or call 1-888-601-1616. Media with questions about the recall can contact

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 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:

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 10, 2017