There seems to be a lack of care going into the production of mass-produced products across the U.S. At one time, America was the shining example of safe food practice, but now it seems like we are no better than any other country with little regard to their citizen’s health. You would expect to hear about recalls among smaller companies with less strict standard, but these recalls are being issued by massive corporations. The latest company to be facing the embarrassment of a recall is Campell Soup Company.
You would expect to hear about recalls among smaller companies with less strict standard, but these recalls are being issued by massive corporations. The latest company to be facing the embarrassment of a recall is Campell Soup Company.
Here is more on this recall.
Campbell Soup Company, a Maxton, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The chicken with whole grain pasta soup items was produced on Feb. 13, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4R” on the bottom of the cans. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.
The problem was discovered on April 20, 2017, when the firm received notification from their corporate office of multiple consumer complaints of the wrong product noticed inside the cans. The products were labeled as “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” but actually contain “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth” soup.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at (866) 400-0965. Media with questions about the recall can contact Michelle Reardon, Director of Communications – Americas, at (856) 571-9911.
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. 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 6 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.
While this recall may not involve unsafe food practice, it does involve mislabeling which can be a whole other problem in itself. I remember a time where we could trust food companies to practice strict safety standards and to pay attention to detail, but not anymore. It seems like every aspect of America is just a little less great than it used to be.
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