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Campbell Soup Company Issues Allergy Alert On Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Across 13 States

CAMDEN, N.J., Oct 4, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB)
is voluntarily recalling one day’s production of its 10 3/4 ounce cans of soup
labeled Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup because it may contain
undeclared shellfish protein (clams). The cans have a red and white label and
bear the following date code below stamped on two lines on the lid of the can:

    AUG 2004 08292
CU B8EL (and four numbers – XX:XX representing military time)

A small quantity of cans labeled as Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
actually contain Campbell’s Chunky New England Clam Chowder. People who have an
allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish (clams) run the risk of serious or
life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled
soup was distributed in 13 states through retail stores. The states include
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

Campbell identified the labeling problem after receiving six consumer
complaints. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem occurred because of
an error in a plant’s label controls.

Consumers who have known food allergies or sensitivities to shellfish (clams)
should not eat this product. Consumers are urged to return the product to the
store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Should consumers have questions regarding the recall they should call Campbell’s
consumer hotline at 1-800-637-7698. The hotline is available 24 hours a day.

CONTACT:          Consumer Hotline: 1-800-637-7698
or
Michelle M. Davidson (Media):
Office: 856/968-4390
Mobile: 908/229-3951