US/Washington: ConAgra Foods recalls approximately 54,673 pounds of Chicken Noodle Soup Products due to undeclared egg and wheat, both known allergens. USDA: http://ht.ly/tmvCh
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Soups are subject to this recall:
- 14-ounce microwaveable bowls of Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice Soup bearing the establishment number “P-770″ inside the USDA Mark of Inspection and a Best-By date of “JUN092015″ stamped on the bottom of the bowl.
The products were produced December 16, 2013 and shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The Chicken Noodle Soups were also distributed to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
According to the USDA, the problem was reported to the firm by consumers who discovered Chicken Noodle Soup in mislabeled bowls.
Egg & Wheat Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Foods made from egg ingredients may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from egg products. Examples of these include words such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These ingredients (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to foods containing egg within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.
For other people, wheat (and wheat products) can be a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, wheat products may not “look” or “sound” like wheat. People with a wheat allergy should suspect products such as all breads, cakes, breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, beer, soy sauce and even condiments, such as ketchup, as having wheat unless specifically declared otherwise.
If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.
Please note: a person allergic to one type of food or other substance may also be simultaneously allergic to others. Multiple undeclared allergens may compound symptoms in susceptible persons. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect you or someone else is suffering from Anaphylactic Shock.
You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.
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Filed under: Allergens & Intolerances, Egg, Food, USDA, Wheat Tagged: | Chicken Noodle Soup Products, ConAgra Foods, Recalls Direct RIN: 3091-2014, undeclared egg hazard, undeclared wheat hazard, USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-011-2014