Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of meat and poultry soup products that may contain fragments of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The products are subject to recall include 16-oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Chicken and Dumpling Soup," with a "use by" date of August 24, 2012 and "Keep Refrigerated" on the label and 16-oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Italian Wedding Style Soup with Meatballs," with a "use by" date of September 3, 2012 and "Keep Refrigerated" on the label.
The cases can be identified by establishment number "EST. 19449A" or "P-19449A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The soup products were packaged on June 5, 2012 and sent to distribution centers in Pennsylvania and New York. From there, the products were sent to retail establishments in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
In addition to the FSIS regulated products, the firm is also recalling Wegmans Food Markets Gazpacho Soup, Tomato Basil with Orzo Soup, Caribbean Black Bean Soup and Lobster Bisque, packaged on June 4, 2012, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.:
The problem was discovered after consumers complained to the firm about finding plastic fragments in various Wegmans brand soup products. The problem likely occurred during the production of the soup containers. FSIS and the company have not received reports of injury due to consumption of this product.