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Ready-to-eat clam chowder soup sold at Costco recalled over potential sharp, plastic bits inside

The soups were sold across the Midwest, including in Iowa and Illinois.
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MUKILTEO, Wash. — A soup brand sold at Costco stores across the Midwest is being recalled because the product may contain sharp, hard plastic bits.

The recall includes nearly 15,000 sleeves of classic clam chowder with uncured bacon, made by Ivar's Soup and Sauce Company, reports the Food and Drug Administration.  

The company, based out of Mukilteo, Washington, issued the recall on Tuesday, Oct. 19 after a customer found a piece of plastic in the product. The unexpected plastic was found two days prior, on Sunday.

"The piece of plastic found by the consumer is in the shape of a half circle with some of the center missing, with edges that are sharp and pointed," read the FDA's recall notice. Its size was described as being about 1.5 inches in diameter. 

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Soups were packaged in 24-oz. clear plastic cups in a double pack, inside a printed cardboard sleeve.  

The recalled soup has a UPC 0 30383 19649 6. 

Ready-to-eat soups have a Use By Date of 12-22-2021 printed on the bottom of the sleeve and on the edge of each individual lid. 

The soups were sold in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

Anyone who may have purchased these products are urged not to eat them.  You can call the company Monday through Friday at 425-493-1402, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central Time.  

There have been no injuries or illnesses reported.

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