Congressional and Public Affairs (202) 720-9113 Emily Metz
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2009 – Ivar’s Soup, Seafood and Sauce, a Mukilteo, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 37,776 pounds of turkey soup products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, milk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Milk is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels] 12-pound boxes of "E.R.I, TURKEY FLAVORED EGG NOODLE SOUP BASE WITH TURKEY MEAT." Each label bears the establishment number "P- 20173" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a "Produced On" date stamped onto the box. 12-pound boxes of "TWO SPOON HOMESTYLE SOUPS, TURKEY FLAVORED EGG NOODLE SOUP BASE WITH TURKEY MEAT." Each label bears the establishment number "EST. 20173" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a "Produced On" date stamped onto the box. Inside each box there are four, 3-pound pouches of frozen product, which also bear a production date stamped onto the individual packages.
The turkey soup products were produced on various dates between Feb. 28, 2008 and April 7, 2009, and were shipped to institutional establishments in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington and are not available for direct consumer purchase.
The problem was discovered by a routine product inspection conducted by the establishment. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall should contact company President Bob Donegan at (206) 587-6500 and consumers with questions should contact company Customer Service Representative Jennifer Yee at (425) 493-1402.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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