California Firm Recalls Chicken and Mushroom Pie Products due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, February 28, 2011 - Piccadilly Fine Foods, a Santa Clara, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 775 pounds of chicken and mushroom pie products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, egg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Egg is a known allergen, which may have not been declared on the label.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 12-lb. cases of "Piccadilly Fine Foods Chicken and Mushroom Pastie," with each case containing 24 individual packages.
The individual packages weigh 8 ounces each and say "Keep Frozen" on the label. The label also bears the establishment number "P-9216" inside the mark of inspection. Listed on the cases and individual packages are lot codes 213-10 through 365-10 and 001-11 through 056-11.
The chicken and mushroom pies were produced on various dates between Aug. 1, 2010, and Feb. 25, 2011. Note that some products subject to recall during this time frame are correctly labeled in that they do include "egg" in the ingredient statement. The "Chicken and Mushroom Pasties" that do not list "egg" are subject to recall. The products were shipped to distributors in California, Colorado, Florida and Texas for further distribution to retail outlets.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine label review. It was determined that while the label was approved with "egg" in the ingredients statement, some of the final product labels did not have it listed. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
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. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS Web site at at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact the company representative David Hansen at (408) 246-1200.
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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