Sovos Brands Intermediate, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Rao’s Slow Simmered Soup - 1/30/23
Company Announcement Date: Jan. 27, 2023
FDA Publish Date: Jan. 28, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Undeclared egg
Company Name: Sovos Brands Intermediate, Inc.
Brand Name: Rao’s
Product Description: Soup labeled as Chicken & Gnocchi
Sovos Brands Intermediate, Inc. (“Sovos”) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 16oz jars of Rao’s Made for Home Slow Simmered Soup, Chicken & Gnocchi, because the affected jars may contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.
The affected soup is labeled as Chicken & Gnocchi, but will contain vegetable minestrone, which is dark red.
The recalled jars of Chicken & Gnocchi Soup were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin in retail stores between Dec. 8, 2022, and Jan. 27, 2023.
The product is packaged in a 16-ounce, clear glass jar marked with the following code date printed on the top of the jar: Best By Nov. 15, 2024, EST 251 Code Date 2320 MDV 046030Z009, UPC 747479400015. Only soup with Code Date 2320 MDV 046030Z009 is part of the recall.
No illnesses or complaints have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the egg-containing vegetable minestrone was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg because it was mistakenly labeled as Chicken & Gnocchi. Please see the attached photos for assistance with identifying the affected product.
Consumers who have purchased jars of the recalled product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-466-3623, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST. Read more on the FDA website.
*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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