Consumer complaints of glove pieces in Panera soup prompt recall


Blount Fine Foods of McKinney, TX, is recalling 6,384 pounds of Panera Bread at Home Chicken Tortilla Soup that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically pieces of gray nitrile gloves. 

The problem was discovered after the company notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that they received several consumer complaints reporting pieces of gray nitrile glove in the product.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas.    

The fully cooked, ready to eat, chicken tortilla soup was produced on July 1. 

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 16-oz. – Plastic containers of “Panera BREAD at HOME Chicken Tortilla Soup” with lot code 070121-1V and “Use By 09/09/2021” on the label.  

The recalled products bear establishment number “P-13130” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas.                                 

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators.  Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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