RECALL: Corn Chowder Soup Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Indiana Firm Recalls Corn Chowder Soup Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Recall Release CLASS II RECALL
FSIS-RC-043-2012 HEALTH RISK: LOW

July 13, 2012 – Morgan Foods, Inc., an Austin, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 94,850 pounds of corn chowder soup products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.


The products subject to recall are: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

Description: 18.8-ounce cans of “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” “Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” and “America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky” with “best-by date” of “01 Mar 2014” stamped on the bottom of the can. The cans are also distributed in trays of 12 (twelve) with a case code of “B2912” on the case tray.

Where sold: The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-1469” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. They were produced on February 29, 2012. The “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was shipped to retail stores in Texas. The “Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was distributed to retail stores in New York. The “Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. The “America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky” product was distributed to retail stores in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Reason for recall: The problem was discovered when the company received two consumer complaints about finding pieces of a marker pen in the product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers..

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Denise Moore, the company’s Director of Quality and R&D, at (812) 794-1253. Media with questions about the recall can contact Kim Hannaford, the company’s Director of Marketing, at (812) 794-2364.

For detailed information about this recall, please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_043_2012_Release/index.asp

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