The United States Food and Drug Administration announced today that Dole Packaged Foods is voluntarily recalling DOLE Garden Soup because it contains milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date.
The packages recalled are: 26 oz. Carton with UPC Code 3890002404, Lot Numbers WF14113 and WF14114 ONLY, Best by Oct 23 2015 and Oct 24 2015 respectively. The UPC CODE is on the side panel and the lot number and best by information are printed on the top of the carton. The recalled product was distributed only in Texas through retail grocery stores.
According to Dole Foods website www.dole.com, no other Dole Packaged Foods products are involved. Dole states that there hasn’t been any illnesses have been reported to date in association with the recall. Dole Packaged Foods responded by advising the Food and Drug Administration and they are coordinating closely with it.
Dole reports that if any consumers who purchased any of these items should return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund. The company has contacted the retailers to retrieve the affected lots. Replacement stocks of unaffected lots are being shipped. Dole stated that retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Packaged Foods Consumer Response Center at (800) 232-8888 24 hours a day.
According to the FDA’s website, www.fda.gov , there have been 47 food recalls due to potential undeclared ingredients, including yogurt covered dried cranberries, mint n chip ice cream and more. There has also been 48 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 31 drug and medical device recalls.