Bay Valley Foods LLC recalled 188,181 pounds of Walmart's Great Value Reduced Sodium Chicken Noodle Condensed Soup from 36 states and Puerto Rico because the cans may contain a different soup that has milk in it, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Cow's milk is one of the top eight allergens that account for 90% of all food allergies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The issue with the recalled Walmart soup is that Walmart's Cream of Chicken Soup may be in the cans, and its ingredient blend includes milk.Bay Valley is a Pittsburgh firm that makes the Great Value soup for Walmart stores nationwide. The switched soup was discovered when a consumer complained the product was incorrectly labeled. So far, neither Bay Valley nor FSIS has received reports of anyone sickened from eating the soup.
Included in the recall are 10.5-ounce cans of the soup that have the establishment number P-51 and a "best by" date of "09 29 12" printed on the can's bottom. The soup was produced on Sept. 29, 2010, and shipped to Walmart stores.
Walmart said the soup went to its stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Consumers concerned about an allergic reaction are urged to talk to their health-care providers. Call Bay Valley at (800) 983-0823 for more information.
In March, Walmart took recalled serrano peppers off the shelves over fears of salmonella contamination.
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