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Wegman’s Soup Recalled After Plastic Fragments Found

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Soup lovers be forewarned! Several popular varieties of Wegman’s Soup are being recalled after plastic fragments were found inside.

Masachusettes based Blount Fine Foods is issuing the recall on 4,100 pounds of meat and poultry based soup products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the following products are part of the recall:

  • 16 oz. cups of “Wegmans Food Markets Chicken and Dumpling Soup,” with a “use by” date of August 24, 2012 and “Keep Refrigerated” on the label.
  • 16 oz. cups of “Wegmans Food Markets Italian Wedding Style Soup with Meatballs,” with a “use by” date of September 3, 2012 and “Keep Refrigerated” on the label.

According to the FSIS,

The cases can be identified by establishment number “EST. 19449A” or “P-19449A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The soup products were packaged on June 5, 2012 and sent to distribution centers in Pennsylvania and New York.  From there, the products were sent to retail establishments in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.”

Blount Fine Foods is also recalling the following products, all of which were packaged June 4th:

  • 16 oz. cups of “Wegmans Food Markets Gazpacho Soup,” with a “use by” date of September 2, 2012
  • 16 oz. cups of “Wegmans Food Markets Tomato Basil with Orzo Soup,” with a “use by” date of September  3, 2012
  • 16 oz. cups of “Wegmans Food Markets Caribbean Black Bean Soup,” with a “use by” date of September  3, 2012
  • 16 oz. cups of “Wegmans Food Markets Lobster Bisque,” with a “use by” date of September  3, 2012

Officials believe the fragments got into the soup during the container production process. The FSIS hasn’t recieved any reports of injury or illness from eating the product, however they advise anyone with injury concerns  to “contact a healthcare provider.”

 

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