Recall – Popular Chicken Noodle Soup May Be Beef & Pork Instead
Chicken noodle soup may be a good home remedy to keep on hand with all that's going on these days, but if you recently bought a popular brand of chicken noodle soup expecting, well, chicken and noodles, you might get a surprise when you pop the can open and get beef and pork meatballs instead.
Today, the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a Class I Recall for Progresso Organic Chicken Noodle Soup.
According to the Tuesday press release, the cans that are labeled for the organic chicken noodle soup could actually contain, "a meatball and pasta product".
At first, it may seem a little funny, getting meatball soup when you thought that you'd be enjoying a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
It gets considerably less funny, though, when you get to the part about the fact that the labels also skip the fact that the product could also contain milk and soy, which is why the recall is categorized as Class I.
According to the USDA website, a Class I recall is identified like this:
This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
If you're allergic to milk and/or soy, you know that this isn't anything to mess around with.
As for what you should look for, here's how the soup is marked:
14-oz. cans of “PROGRESSO ORGANIC CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP” with a best by date of “BestByMAY262022” printed on the bottom of the can and a best by date of “09JUN2022” printed on the product case.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST18826A” printed on the bottom of the can under the best by date.
The USDA also shared photos:
If you have any of the soup in question, the USDA says that you should throw it out or return it to where you bought it.