The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a nationwide recall of Healthy Choice Chicken and Rice microwavable soup.
ConAgra Foods is recalling about 54,673 pounds of chicken noodle soup products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, ABC News in Charleston, South Carolina, reported. The microwave soup bowls contained wheat and eggs, known allergens, but were labeled “Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice.” The label did not declare the allergens. The USDA categorized this a Class I recall, meaning that the health risk is high, according to the classifications developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The recalled soups are 14-oz. microwavable bowls of “Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice” soup bearing the establishment number “P-770” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection and the Best By date of “JUN092015” stamped on the bottom of the bowl. The products were made December 16, 2013 and were shipped to retail stores nationwide and were also sent to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, according to ABC News.
The problem was discovered when the company received reports from consumers who discovered chicken noodle soup in bowls labeled chicken rice soup. FSIS and ConAgra said that to date they have not gotten any reports of adverse reactions from people who have eaten the soup, but they advise consumers who are concerned about a reaction to contact a doctor.
Consumers with questions about the recall may reach the ConAgra Foods hotline, toll free, at 1.800.289.6014.