CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Campbell Soup said Friday it is recalling 80 cases of soup because they are mislabeled: the label says the cans contain pasta with chicken broth, but they actually contain SpaghettiOs with meatballs.
Campbell said the cans are labeled Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth. Because of the labeling error, consumers may not know the foods contain wheat, milk, and soy, which are allergens. The company said the food was made at a facility in Paris, Texas, on July 24. On Aug. 7, the cases were shipped to a distribution center that serves Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Campbell said the recall includes about 1,740 cans of food. The code UPC 51000 02431 appears on the bottom of all the affected cans.
The company said consumers should not eat the SpaghettiOs and should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Shares of Campbell Soup Co. lost 14 cents to close Friday trading at $43.19.
Texas Firm Recalls Canned Pasta Due to
Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2013 – Campbell's Soup Supply Company LLC, a Paris, TX establishment, is recalling 1,920 cans (approximately 1,740 pounds) of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The SpaghettiOs product is formulated with wheat, soy, and milk, known allergens. However, the product was released with a Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth label, which does not declare the allergens.
• The products subject to recall bear the label: 14.5-oz. Campbell's "Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth." The establishment number "EST. 4K, P-13" is located on the bottom of the can along with the use-by date of Jan. 23, 2015.
The products were produced on July 24, 2013 and were sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The product was sold at retail only.
The problem was discovered after the company received two consumer complaints of incorrectly labeled product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. The retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Campbell Consumer Hotline at 866-495-3774. Media with questions about the recall should contact Carla Burigatto, a company media contact, at 856-342-3737 or Carla_burigatto@campbellsoup.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. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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.