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Food Recall: Trader Joes Chicken Noodles

In a nutshell: Soy vey! Trader Joe’s ready-to-eat chicken noodles has the ingredient soy in it but not on the label. People who are allergic to soy could suffer problems.

Aug. 19, 2008 – Simmering Soup, Inc., a Cumberland, R.I., establishment, is recalling approximately 987 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken noodle products because they may contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:
12-ounce boxes of “TRADER MING’S Yakisoba Noodles with Sesame Chicken Breast.” Each box bears the establishment number “P-21166” as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/26” or earlier.

The ready-to-eat chicken noodle products were produced between July 1, 2008, and Aug. 15, 2008, and were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Media and consumers with questions should contact company Operations Manager Shawn Early at (401) 333-8848, ext. 228.

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