The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Division of Consumer Affairs notifies the public that on Tuesday, Aug. 18, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Fairbult Foods Inc., a Fairbult Minnesota establishment, recalled approximately 15,000 of canned soup product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
The cans labeled as chicken noodle soup actually contain a meatball and pasta product. The canned soup items were produced on May 26, 2020, and bear an establishment number “EST18826A” printed on the bottom of the can under the “best by date.” These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The following products are subject to recall:
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 problem was discovered when the firm’s distributor notified Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of consumer complaints that the soup contained meatballs and pasta instead of chicken and noodles. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
For more information on the recall, visit the USDA website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls or contact the General Mills Consumer Help Line at 1-800-200-9377.
For consumer-related issues, people may email the DLCA at [email protected] or call its hotlines on St. Croix 727-SCAM (7226) or St. Thomas-St. John at 771-SCAM(7226). People may file a consumer complaint or visit the DLCA’s recall page at www.dlca.vi.gov. If anyone has any questions, concerns or issues, contact the DLCA office or call the Office of the Commissioner at 713-6916/ 725-5129.