Consumer Complaint of Undeclared Contents in Lentil Soup leads to Product’s Recall
Kettle Cuisine Midco LLC recalls over 200 pounds of lentils and beef soup products over misbranding and undeclared food allergens.
Just last week Kettle Cuisine Mico LLC based in Lynn, Massachusetts, was notified of a consumer complaint concerning the misbranding of their ready-to-eat (RTE) Little Dish Fresh Food for Kids Lentil Soup product. Upon finding noodles in the soup, the customer complained that the label did not specify that it contained eggs or wheat, which are two of the most common food allergens.
People who are allergic to eggs or wheat, such as those with celiac disease, can have serious reactions to products which contain them.
While there have been no accounts of illness caused to the mislabeling yet, Kettle Cuisine Micro LLC has published a voluntary recall on approximately 200 pounds of its lentil and beef soup products on January 3, 2020. The recalled lentil and beef soup products were produced on December 12, 2019. The products’ packaging can be viewed here. The soup products are held in a 7-oz. polypropylene cup labeled as “little dish FRESH FOOD FOR KIDS Lentils & Beef with Vegetables for toddlers”. The products of concern bear the best buy date of 1/10/20 and the establishment number EST.18468” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has involved the Food Safety and Inspection Services to investigate this case. The FSIS routinely checks that recall firms spread the word about the recall effectively as well insure that the recalled products are taken from the shelves of grocery and retail stores. After investigation, the FSIS published that the products of concern have been sent to Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. via internet sales.
Consumers are encouraged to discard these products if they are still in possession of them. In the case of consumption and illness, contact a healthcare provider immediately.