• Kraft Heinz is recalling its "Chef Francisco" frozen soup
  • The recall is due to misbranding and undeclared allergens
  • The affected product was distributed to various hotels, restaurants and institutions nationwide

Major brand Kraft Heinz Food Company is recalling approximately 13,504 pounds of frozen soup. The product has been misbranded and may contain two major allergens.

The company learned of the problem when a food service customer complained that the soup labeled as vegetable beef and barley condensed soup was actually minestrone condensed soup, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in the recall announcement.

This means that the products have been misbranded and may contain allergens that are not specified on the label. Specifically, it may contain undeclared milk and eggs, both of which are included in the list of eight most common food allergies that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified.

Milk and eggs, along with other major allergens such as fish and peanuts, comprise 90% of food allergy reactions in the U.S. As such, they are required to be clearly identified on the label of the food products that contain them.

In the case of the current recall, the company has so far not received confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to the recalled product.

The recall affects 4-pound tubs that contain "Chef Francisco Minestrone Condensed Soup" but come with "Chef Francisco Vegetable Beef and Barley Condensed Soup" labels, according to the FSIS announcement. They have a lot code of LD28120FT1 and were distributed to restaurants, hotels and other institutions nationwide in 16-pound cases with the same lot code.

Images of the label are available here.

"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in the freezers of hotels, restaurants, and institutions," the FSIS said. "These businesses are urged not to serve the product. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."

Know the symptoms of food allergies

Those who have a food allergy may experience symptoms that may vary from person to person and even for every allergic reaction, the FDA said. This may be due to several factors, including how much of the allergen the person has consumed.

Basic allergy symptoms include a rash, tingling sensation in the mouth, hives, face, lip or tongue swelling and coughing. They may also experience difficulty breathing and swelling of the throat, while some may experience life-threatening anaphylaxis.

"It is important to understand that a mild allergic reaction does not always mean the allergy is mild," the FDA said. "Any allergic reaction has potential to lead to anaphylaxis. Allergic individuals are taught to always monitor symptoms and seek medical care if needed when symptoms occur."

Pictured: Representative image of bowls of soup. Steve Buissinne / Pixabay