WASHINGTON – Approximately 6,384 lbs of Chicken tortilla soup produced by McKinney, Texas-based Blount Foods is being recalled due to suspected contamination by pieces of a gray nitrite glove, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The recall was initiated after the company reported receiving customer complaints about pieces of glove in the Panera-branded product, although no reports of illness or adverse reactions have been confirmed. They were shipped to retail customers in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas.
The product, which is fully cooked and ready to eat, was made on July 1, 2021. Packages are 16 oz containers labeled as “Panera Bread at Home Chicken Tortilla Soup (view label here). The products are labeled with lot code 070121-1V and a “Use By 09/09/2021” date on the label and include establishment number: “P-13130” inside the USDA mark of inspection.