Congressional and Public Affairs
Stacy Kish (202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, September 13, 2013 – Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 420 pounds of Chicken Provance French puff pastry product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with an egg wash glaze that contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The product subject to recall includes:
The products were produced on July 19, September 5 and September 9, 2013 and shipped to restaurants and cafes in the San Francisco Bay area.
The problem was discovered during a food safety assessment at the establishment. FSIS personnel are responsible for verifying that establishments are actively labeling the eight most common food allergens. The firm recently relocated, and the problem occurred due to difficulties with label printing equipment at their new location.
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.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Richard Fairchild, the company’s recall coordinator, at 415-552-5475.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/report-a-problem-with-food.
|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.|