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Health Alert Issued for Wonton Soup Sold at Trader Joe’s

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for frozen chicken and vegetable wonton soup products due to undeclared allergens and misbranding.

Officials say the product may contain shrimp, a known allergen, and pork, both of which are not declared on the product label.

According to FSIS officials, they are issuing this public health alert out of the utmost caution to ensure that consumers with allergies to shrimp are aware that these products should not be consumed.

Officials say a recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.

The frozen chicken and vegetable wonton soup bowls may actually contain shrimp and pork wonton soup.

Products included in this public health alert were produced by Fortune Avenue Foods, Inc. on November 18, 2021.

Health alert

The following products subject to the public health alert are: 

  • 10.75-oz. containers labeled as “TRADER MING’S CHICKEN & VEGETABLE Wonton Soup” with lot code 31FA322 located on the side of the packaging.

FSIS officials said products subject to the public health alert bear establishment number “EST. P-18823” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were distributed to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the producing establishment notified FSIS that it received a consumer complaint that shrimp and pork were in the bowls labeled chicken and vegetable wonton soup.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers with food allergies who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, FSIS officials said.