Hawaii Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salads Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Editor’s Note August 30, 2011: This release is being reissued to expand the August 26, 2011 recall to include additional products marked with an asterisk (*).
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 - So Ono Food Products, a Honolulu, Hawaii establishment, is expanding its recall of chicken Caesar salad products by an additional 46 pounds as marked with an asterisk below. The products were made with egg, a known allergen which is not declared on the package label. The initial recall was issued on August 26, 2011.
The products subject to recall include:
- 9.5-oz. containers of “SO ONO FRESH CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKEN,” with a Use By date of 09/01/11 through 09/04/11 located on a sticker in the top left corner of the package.*
- 12-oz. plastic containers of “Signature Café GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD,” with a Use By date of 08/26/11 through 09/02/2011 located on a sticker in the top left corner of the package.
Each package bears a label with the establishment number “P-38540” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The additional products subject to this expansion and marked with an asterisk above were produced between Aug. 25, 2011 and Aug. 29, 2011 and were distributed to retail grocery stores, including stores on military bases in Hawaii.
So Ono Food Products was notified of the problem that resulted in the August 26 recall by its co-manufacturer, Taylor Farms, who recalled similar products on the same day. Taylor Farms discovered the problem after learning of an adverse reaction to the consumption of a chicken salad product. The salad dressing that is part of today’s expansion is from a different supplier than Taylor Farms. The mislabeled additional products subject to today’s expansion were discovered during an investigation by an FSIS in-plant inspector conducted as a result of the August 26 recall. FSIS and the company have not received reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products sold by So Ono Food 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 will be posted on FSIS' website at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Media with questions about the recall should contact Nathan Okinaka at (808) 792-2807. Consumers with questions should contact Shankar Pitchiah at (808) 792-2809.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.
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