Blount Recalls Clam Chowder Containing Shrimp
Blount Fine Foods announced yesterday a recall of its All Natural New England Clam Chowder because it contains shrimp, but the product was not labeled as such.
Marketed under the Blount Signature Soups label, the clam chowder is packed in a 20-ounce plastic cup with a film seal and plastic lid. The lot code is 0424086D, and the sell by date is June 23, 2008.
The Fall River, Mass., company has already recovered 1,400 of 1,416 units it produced, and another 16 units are in distribution. The product was distributed to Shaw's Supermarkets in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Omni Foods in Weston, Mass., Donelan Market in Acton and Littleton, Mass., and Cirelli Marketplace in Middleboro, Mass.
People who are allergic to shrimp run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a press release. However, no illnesses have been reported, the agency added.
An isolated, temporary breakdown of Blount's production and packaging processes is responsible for the recall.