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News Release

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chili Product Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 003-2015
Health Risk: High Jan 7, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Benjamin Bell 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 – Fresh Food Manufacturing, a Freedom, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,865 pounds of chili products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 24-ounce plastic cup containers of “GIANT EAGLE MARKET DISTRICT Firehouse Chili With Beans” with Sell By dates of 12/21/14, 1/1/15, 1/11/15, 1/21/15, or 1/29/15.
  • 24-ounce plastic cup containers of Good Cents “Chili With Beans” with Sell By dates of 12/21/14, 1/1/15, 1/11/15, 1/21/15, or 1/29/15.
  • 5-pound plastic bags of bulk “Market District Firehouse Chili with Beans” with Sell By dates of 1/16/15, 1/26/15, or 2/3/15 (sold hot by retail establishments).

The products were produced on various dates from November 21, 2014, through December 30, 2014. The products bear the establishment number “40211” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the sell by date printed on the product label. The products were shipped to retail outlets in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

The problem was discovered when Fresh Food Manufacturing was notified by its spice supplier that cumin used in the chili may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

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/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Giant Eagle Customer Service at 1-800-553-2324. Media with questions about the recall can contact the Giant Eagle media relations hotline at (412) 967-4551.

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. 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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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.
Last Modified Mar 24, 2015