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Blount Fine Foods Voluntary Recall of “Wegmans New England Clam Chowder” Due to Possible Undeclared Crab Allergen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 18, 2013 - Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, MA is recalling a single lot code of Wegman’s branded refrigerated New England Clam Chowder in 16 ounce retail cup pack size because of undeclared crab allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to crab run the risk of suffering serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.
Wegmans branded refrigerated New England Clam Chowder 16oz retail cup UPC 77890 27864 with a Use By date of 01/08/2014 and a lot code of 10313-8J
The use by date and lot code are on the bottom of the cup with the lot number directly below it.
Use By: 01/08/2014
The New England Clam Chowder ingredient statement does not declare the allergen crab. No other products or date codes are affected by this recall.
The product was distributed to 83 Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts.
The recall resulted from a consumer finding a crab shell in the soup.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased item listed above with affected lot number are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have health-related concerns should contact their physician. Consumers with questions may contact the Blount Fine Foods at 1-800-274-2526, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time.