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News Release

Gourmet Kitchen Inc. Recalls Various Beef and Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 045-2015
Health Risk: Low Mar 14, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2015 – Gourmet Kitchen, Inc., a Neptune, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,722 pounds of various beef and chicken products due to adulteration, misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label, at very low levels posing a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. 

The ready-to-cook beef and chicken appetizer items were produced on various dates between October 15, 2014 and March 2, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:      

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff.”  The boxes will bear the case code B2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Satay.” The boxes will bear the case code B2028.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Large Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code B2032.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff with Bleu Cheese.”  The boxes will bear the case code B2078.
  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Petite Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code B2148.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Macadamia Chicken Skewer.” The boxes will bear the case code C2036.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Chicken Wellington Puff.”  The boxes will bear the case code C2050.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Pistachio Chicken Pinwheel.” The boxes will bear the case code C2054.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Oahu Chicken Pinwheel.” The boxes will bear the case code C2084.
  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Petite Chicken Wellington Puff.” The boxes will bear the case code C2290.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington.”  The boxes will bear the case code GFB2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington with Bleu Cheese and Duxelle.” The boxes will bear the case code GFB2078.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Impromptu Petite Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code IM70021.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Kabob.” The boxes will bear the case code K1002.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff.” The boxes will bear the case code MSB2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “MacKenzie Limited Beef Wellington.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18450” or “EST. 18450 P” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to institutional and food service locations nationwide.                                 

The problem was discovered when Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. was notified by its spice supplier that the season salt in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens from the paprika component. Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. then informed FSIS of the issue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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.                                                                                                                                                                                          

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Patricia Duffy, at (732) 775-5222.

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 Jun 10, 2015