California Firm Recalls Salad Product Containing Chicken Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 – Taylor Farms Pacific, a Tracy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 678 pounds of BBQ Flavored Ranch Salad with Chicken product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The salad dressing packaged with the salad contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The product subject to recall includes:
- 12.25-oz. plastic trays of “Signature Café BBQ Flavored Ranch Salad with Chicken” [View Label]
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-34013” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label and a use-by date of “June 14, 13,” which is located on the top label of the package.The product was produced on June 7, 2013, and was sold to retail stores in California and Nevada.
The problem was discovered by the company during a document review and occurred because the company inadvertently used labels that were designed for another salad product it produces that does not contain egg. Concurrently, the company was also notified by a customer who rejected the product because of the mislabeling. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Andy Foster, Director of Technical Services, at 209-830-3186. Media with questions about the recall should contact Alan Applonie, Chief Operating Officer, at 209-830-3107.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
|USDA Recall Classifications|
|Class I||This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II||This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III||This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|