September 6, 2001
ConAgra Recalls Healthy Choice-Chicken With
Archbold, Ohio - (SafetyAlerts) --
ConAgra Grocery Products Company, is voluntarily recalling
approximately 290,000 pounds of soup that is labeled as chicken with rice
soup because it may contain eggs and wheat flour that are undeclared on the
label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Food Safety and Inspection
Service announced on Sep 5.
Wheat flour and eggs are both known allergens. People who have an allergy or
severe sensitivity to either of these items run the risk of possible
allergic reactions if they consume these products.
The product being recalled is 18.75 oz. cans of "HEALTHY CHOICE SOUPS,
Chicken with Rice." Each can bears the establishment number "P91" inside the
USDA seal of inspection and a product code beginning with "08NG."
The product was produced on August 21, 2000, and was distributed to retail
and wholesale stores nationwide.
"We urge consumers to check their homes for this product," said Thomas
Billy, FSIS administrator. "If they find the product listed above, consumers
should not eat it, but return it to the point of purchase."
The problem was discovered when the company informed USDA after receiving
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact ConAgra?s consumer
hotline at (800) 414-2500. Media with questions may contact Kay Carpenter,
Corporate Communications, at (949) 437-1144.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday throughFriday, and recorded food
safety messages are available 24 hours a day.