February 12, 2002Campbell Soup Company Has Recalled Ready
to Serve Classic Tomato Soup
Camden, NJ (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Campbell Soup Company has
recalled one day's production, 19,792 cases (12 cans in a
case) of its 18.7 ounce cans of soup labeled Campbell's Ready To Serve
Classic Tomato because it may contain undeclared milk and soy protein.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and/or soy proteins
run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they
consume these products.
The recalled soup was distributed in 37 states through retail stores. The
states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut,
Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska,
Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
The product comes in an 18.7-ounce can with a Ready To Serve banner, a photo
of the product and the date code below stamped on two lines on the bottom of
NOV 2002 11211
CT KSYT (four numbers - XX:XX representing military time)
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Campbell identified the labeling problem after receiving two consumer
complaints. The recall was initiated after Campbell investigated the
complaints and discovered that a small quantity of the milk- and soy
protein-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal
the presence of these ingredients. The mislabeled can contains Ready To
Serve Classic Creamy Tomato Soup and not Ready To Serve Classic Tomato Soup
as shown and described on the label. Subsequent investigation indicates the
problem occurred because of an error in a plant's label controls.
Consumers who have known food allergies or sensitivities to milk and soy
proteins should not eat this product. Consumers are urged to return the
product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.
Should consumers have questions regarding the recall they should call
Campbell's consumer hotline at 1-800-637-7687. The hotline is available 24
hours a day.