FSIS issues public health alert for chicken noodle soup products

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FSIS issues public health alert for misbranded chicken noodle soup products

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Wisconsin-based food company has run afoul of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service over ready-to-eat chicken noodle soup products.

The FSIS issued a public health alert because RCK Foods, of Kenosha, sold 34,200 pounds of chicken noodle soup products that were misbranded because it included ingredient labels meant for a different product.

The products were shipped to Kroger retail grocery stores nationwide, the FSIS reported.

In a statement, the FSIS affirmed the chicken noodle soup contained eggs, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product label.

A recall was not requested because the FSIS believes the affected products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.

The soup products were produced March 11, 2020. The product was:

  • 15-ounce plastic cups containing "FRESH FOODS MARKET CLASSIC CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP" with a best by date of 6/9/2020 and lot Code 425798031120.

The products subject to the public health alert have the establishment number “P-33997” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to the FSIS, a retail store associate discovered the misbranding, and noticed that an incorrect back label for potato soup was on the chicken noodle soup container.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the public health alert can contact Kroger Customer Connect, at 1-800-576-4377.

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