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March 31, 2001

Marie Callender’s Hearty Chicken ‘n Homestyle Noodles Soup Recalled

Updated 4/3.

Archbold, OH (SafetyAlerts) - ConAgra Grocery Products Co. is recalling approximately 271,000 pounds of chicken noodle soup that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The product being recalled is 18.75-ounce cans of "Marie Callender’s HEARTY CHICKEN ‘N HOMESTYLE NOODLES" soup. Each package bears "EST. P-91" in the USDA seal of inspection, and a date code that begins with "023L", (previous code issued was "023L3P91)". The product was produced and packaged Feb. 3, 2000, and distributed to retail stores in California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado.

"We urge consumers to check their cupboards," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator. "If consumers find this product, they should not eat it, but return the product to the point of purchase."

The problem was identified through consumer complaints to the company.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact: Robin Dragich with ConAgra Grocery Products Co. at 1-877- 528-0745. Media with questions may call Karen Lynn with ConAgra Grocery Products Co. at: (402) 595-5392.

Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at l-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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