Campbell's says strange object found in Soup on the Go can is a vegetable

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Campbell's soup says the strange object found in a can of soup in Broomfield was a piece of vegetable and not chicken.

"We tested the exhibit from the Soup on the Go we received from the consumer," Campbell's said in a statement sent to 7NEWS. "Tests here in our labs and at a third party lab conclude that the object received from the consumer is a piece of vegetable and not chicken."

However, testing by a lab in Wheat Ridge found the item was a chicken part.

"The odds are it's just a veiny portion of the chicken," said Kathie Inman with Industrial Labs. "Those chickens are going to be pretty much de-boned and emptied before they're ever taken apart to go into a soup product."

Earlier this month, Nicole Montgomery told 7NEWS that she poured a single-serving can of Campbell's Chicken and Stars soup into a bowl to heat it up for her daughter, Molly, and that she noticed the strange lump when she took the bowl out of the microwave.

"I opened it up, and there was this spec in there -- I was like, 'What is that?' I looked a little bit closer and I was like, 'Oh, that looks like a dead chicken.'"

The object is shaped like a lima bean, nearly twice the size of the star-shaped noodles that give the soup its name. Several dark and narrow appendages reach upward from the core of the bean-shaped lump.

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