Panera corn chowder recalled

Panera Bread Southwest Corn Chowder
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Blount Fine Foods Friday announced a recall of 2,569 cases of 16 oz. Panera at Home Southwest Corn Chowder due to an undeclared wheat allergen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This recall is limited to Panera at Home Southwest Corn Chowder cups produced with lot number 042122-2K and “Use By” date of June 30, 2022 sold in refrigerated cases at grocery stores, said the FDA. Additionally, no consumer complaints or illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.

However, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the chowder. States where the product was sold include: California, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

According to the FDA, the wheat allergen issue was discovered at a grocery store during the restocking process. No other Panera Bread, Panera at Home or Blount products are affected by the voluntary recall by Blount.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Blount Fine Foods Customer Care at 1-866-674-4519 for additional information from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Those who have purchased the product and would like to return it can visit www.blountfinefoods.com for product reimbursement or bring it to the store of purchase.