Soup Recalled for Plastic Contaminants

Consumer complaints triggered the recall of Panera Bread at Home Chicken Tortilla Soup sold in multiple states.

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McKinney, Texas-based Blount Fine Foods is recalling approximately 6,690 pounds of soup with chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.

The 16-ounce plastic bowls of ready-to-eat Panera Bread at Home Chicken Tortilla Soup items were produced on April 26 and shipped to distribution centers and retail locations in Arizona, Florida and Georgia. This recall only impacts Panera Bread at Home products, and does not pertain to any food sold at restaurants.

The problem was discovered when the recalling firm notified FSIS of consumer complaints. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

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