WASHINGTON – A major food distributor is recalling a popular Panera-brand soup for fear it may be contaminated with pieces of a nitrile glove, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

Blount Fine Foods, based in McKinney, Texas, said 6,384 pounds of the fully cooked, ready-to-eat chicken tortilla soup may be affected. The items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas.

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The problem was discovered after the company received several consumer complaints reporting pieces of a gray nitrile glove in the product, according to the FSIS. There have been no reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of the soup, according to the FSIS.

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The FSIS said people should check to see if they have the 16 oz. plastic containers of Panera Bread at Home Chicken Tortilla Soup with lot code 070121-1V. Such products will have the use-by date of Sept. 9 on the label. Products subjected to recall will also have the number P-13130 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Blount Fine Foods Customer Care Team at (866) 674-4519.

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