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News Release

Caito Foods, LLC Recalls Chicken Salad Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 075-2018
Health Risk: High Sep 5, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Adam Ghering
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2018 – Caito Foods, LLC., an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 242 pounds of fully cooked chicken salad product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain tree nuts (walnut), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The ready-to-eat, fully cooked, not shelf stable chicken salad products were produced on August 31, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Label (PDF only)]

  • 15-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “Derby City Chicken Salad WITHOUT Walnuts” with lot code “GHMW 243 03” and “Sell By: 09/04/18” on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-39985” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.                           

The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being 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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call the distributor’s consumer line at (888) 449-9386. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications, Caito Foods, LLC, at (616) 878-2830.

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 6 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 Sep 20, 2018