New Jersey firm recalls chicken noodle soup product

Unilever is voluntarily recalling 36,560 pounds of chicken noodle soup due to an undeclared allergen (milk protein).

Washington, D.C. -- Unilever United States, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is voluntarily recalling approximately 36,560 pounds of chicken noodle soup due to an undeclared allergen (milk protein), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The product label does not specifically state that milk, an allergen, is an ingredient.

The following product is subject to recall:

• 4.2 ounce boxes of “LIPTON® NOODLE SOUP—CHICKEN NOODLE with diced white chicken meat.” Each label includes the establishment number, “P-18569” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each label also includes one of the following best if used by dates: “APR 27 07,” “APR 28 07,” “APR 29 07,” MAY 02 07,” “MAY 03 07,” “MAY 04 07” or “MAY 05 07.” Each shipping case bears the code "4100000332." Each box bears the code “413320.”

The product was produced from February 1 through 9, 2006. The product was sold to retail establishments nationwide and shipped to military bases in the U.S.

The problem was discovered following a consumer complaint. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call the Lipton® Chicken Noodle Soup toll-free recall hotline at (866) 839-7008. Media with questions about the recall should call Unilever United States, Inc., Associate Manager of Communications Sabrina Glavan at (877) 995-4483.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at (888) 674-6854. The hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

“Ask Karen” is the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day to answer your questions at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Food_Safety_Education/Ask_Karen/index.asp#Question .

NOTE: Access news releases and other information at the FSIS Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/

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