News Release

Pleasant House Bakery Recalls Steak and Chicken Products Distributed Without the Benefit of Inspection and Due to Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 111-2015
Health Risk: High Aug 14, 2015
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Julie Schwartz 
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 – Pleasant House Bakery, LLC, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of steak and chicken pie products distributed without the benefit of inspection. These products were also missing the ingredient statement and contained undeclared allergens, including eggs, milk, and wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The steak and chicken pie items were produced between January 1, 2014, and August 14, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 10-oz. of individually wrapped product labeled “Steak & Ale Pie.”
  • 10-oz. of individually wrapped product labeled “Chicken Balti Pie.”

These items were distributed to restaurants and retail establishments in Chicago, Ill. and New Buffalo, Mich.     

The problems were discovered when an FSIS employee determined that product was being sold in a retail establishment in the Chicago area.

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Arthur Jackson, owner, at (312) 804-5247.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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. (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:

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 08, 2016