La Mexicana Announces the Recall of Spinach Dip for Undeclared Allergens
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 22, 2015 – Vernon, CA – La Mexicana Food Products of Vernon, CA is recalling Spinach Dip because product labels failed to declare the food allergen, Milk, as a sub-ingredient of the listed ingredient, Sour Cream.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of a life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume products containing allergens.
La Mexicana Spinach Dip is packaged in a 14-ounce clear plastic cup. The product is white in color, with pieces of spinach visible throughout. The lid has a green and yellow circular border with “La Mexicana” in white lettering. The center of the lid has “Spinach Dip” in green lettering, with a picture of fresh spinach. Please see attached photos below.
La Mexicana immediately segregated its entire inventory of Spinach Dip, and is notifying consumers and customers not to consume them. La Mexicana wants to ensure its products are safe. Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, La Mexicana is voluntarily recalling all La Mexicana Spinach Dip from its customers. Consumers in possession of these products should not eat them, rather product should be returned to the place of purchase.
La Mexicana will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers. Please call Craig Jaunzemis at Phone 323-277-3660 for further information.
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* 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/ucm452484.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.