Fresh Creative Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovy) in H-E-B Tartar Sauce
For Immediate Release
February 21, 2016
H-E-B Customer Relations
210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113
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VISTA, CA – Fresh Creative Foods is recalling 8oz containers of H-E-B Tartar Sauce due to an undeclared fish (anchovy) allergen. Some plastic tubs have the correctly labeled Cocktail Sauce lid with a container labeled as Tartar Sauce when the actual contents are Cocktail Sauce. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.
The affected product would have been purchased from an H-E-B Seafood Department in a clear 8 oz. container and lid with a “use by” date of 04/19/2016 on the bottom and a UPC of 41220 33244 on the side. The product was distributed to H-E-B stores in Texas.
The problem was discovered during routine restocking. There have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions at this time.
Any product purchased as described above should be returned to any H-E-B store for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM and 5PM CT.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm487057.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.