North Carolina Firm Recalls Chicken Quesadilla Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, October 5, 2012 - Stefano Foods, Inc., a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,744 pounds of a chicken quesadilla product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains isolated soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The following product is subject to recall:
- 18-lb. cases, each containing 12, "QUESADILLA CHICK INS 12/24OZ," with an identifying case code of "F2829" and use by date of "03/31/2013."
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. P-19140" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Aug. 3, 2012, and shipped to a distributor in Georgia for further sale at retail locations.
The problem was discovered by the company during a routine internal audit and may have occurred as a result of a change in the chicken and spice mix used in the product. 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 to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's Vice President of Food Safety, Katie Hanigan, at (712) 263-7383. Media with questions about the recall should contact the company's Vice President of Investor and Corporate Communications, Keira Lombard, at (757) 365-3050.
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. "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 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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