USDA issues alert on soup from H-E-B

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Posted 12/13/19

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert Friday regarding H-E-B Meal Simple Butter Chicken Soup.  The soup, imported from Canadian …

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USDA issues alert on soup from H-E-B

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert Friday regarding H-E-B Meal Simple Butter Chicken Soup.  The soup, imported from Canadian compny Canyon Creek Soup Co. Ltd, are misbranded and contain wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The refrigerated butter chicken soup was produced on January 21, 2019. The following products subject to the public health alert are: 16-oz. plastic containers containing “H-E-B MEAL SIMPLE BUTTER CHICKEN SOUP” with a UPC code 0 41220 79872 8 and a best by date of 2020 JAN 21.

According to a USDA press release, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that the Canadian establishment was recalling the chicken soup product after receiving consumer complaints. The products were distributed exclusively in the United States.

The products bear Canada establishment number “#422” inside the Canada mark of inspection. These items were shipped to H-E-B retail stores in Texas.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, the USDA said in the release, but said FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators.

“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.”

The agency said consumers with questions about the product can contact the Canyon Creek Soup Company hotline at (888) 217-1246.

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