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News Release

Kettle Cuisine Midco, LLC, Recalls Ready-To-Eat Soup Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 001-2020
Health Risk: High Jan 3, 2020

Congressional and Public Affairs
Mitch Adams
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2020 – Kettle Cuisine Midco, LLC, a Lynn, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 200 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) lentil and beef soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The RTE lentil and beef soup items were produced on Dec. 12, 2019. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 7-oz. polypropylene cup with film containing “little dish FRESH FOOD FOR KIDS Lentils & Beef with Vegetables for toddlers” with a best buy date of 1/10/20.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST.18468” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to customers in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., via internet sales.

The problem was discovered when the company received a complaint from a consumer who reported finding noodles in their lentil and beef soup.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product could be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the

product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Jessica Stasinos, Executive Assistant for Kettle Cuisine Midco, LLC, at (617) 409-1293.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Jan 06, 2020