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News Release

Bon Appetizers, LLC Recalls Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 042-2015
Health Risk: High Mar 12, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 – Bon Appetizers, LLC, a Lakewood, N.J., company, is recalling approximately 10,429 pounds of chicken product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanut, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.   

The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Various weight bulk packages of “CUISINE INNOVATIONS CHICKEN EMPANADA” with production dates of 8/12/14.
  • Various weight bulk packages of “CUISINE INNOVATIONS CHICKEN QUESADILLA CORNUCOPIA (CHICKEN AND CHEESE FILLING IN FLOUR TORTILLA)” with production dates of 7/3/14, 10/14/14 and 10/15/14.
  • Various weight bulk packages of “RIDGECREST CHICKEN QUESADILLA CORNUCOPIA (CHICKEN AND CHEESE FILLING IN FLOUR TORTILLA)” with production dates of 7/16/14, 7/17/14, 11/18/14, 11/19/14 and 11/20/14.
  • Various weight bulk packages of “CULINARY SECRETS CHICKEN QUESADILLA CORNUCOPIA” with production dates of 7/1/14, 7/2/14, 7/3/14, 7/24/14, 7/26/14, 11/24/14, 11/25/14, 12/4/14 and 12/8/14.  

The products bear the establishment number “P-32068” inside the USDA mark of inspection printed on the product label. The products were slated for food service and institutional use in Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas.                                 

The problem was discovered when Bon Appetizers, LLC was notified by its spice supplier that cumin used in the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

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 can contact Bon Appetizers, LLC General Manager Philip Decker at info@cuisinellc.com or at (732) 730-9310.

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. 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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