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Dangerous label mixup at Campbell's, recalls 4,000 pounds of chicken soup

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A label mixup led to the voluntarily recall of nearly 4,185 pounds of Campbell's chicken soup, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

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There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to using the product, the USDA said in a statement.

The USDA said the error was discovered Thursday, when the Campbell Soup Company's corporate office received multiple complaints about the wrong product in 18.6-oz. cans of "Campbell's Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta."

Instead consumers found "Campbell's Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth." The product contains milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the product label.

That led to the USDA's Class 1 recall, categorized as "a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

The 18.6-oz. cans of "Campbell's Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta" involved in the recall were shipped to retail locations in Florida with the number EST. 4R on the bottom.

The USDA recommended anyone who has eaten the soup and is concerned about illness should contact their health care provider.

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