Ready Pac Foods, Inc. Recalls Salad Kit Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class I Recall136-2015
Health Risk: HighNov 1, 2015
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 01, 2015 – Ready Pac Foods, Inc., an Irwindale, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 265 pounds of salad kits with grilled chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain eggs and anchovies, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The Ready Pac Foods Bistro Salad Kit with Grilled Chicken items were produced on Oct. 27, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
• 15-oz bowls of “Ready Pac Foods Bistro Salad Kit with Grilled Chicken, Chopped Thai Style Crunch” with Use By Date 11/11/15.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-27497” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The bowls also bear the case code “RP#: 29800.” These items were shipped to retail locations in California.
The problem was discovered when the establishment was alerted that initial launch samples of this new item contained the wrong dressing. The kits contained Caesar dressing rather than the intended Sweet Thai Peanut dressing.
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.
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 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. 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 contact the establishment’s Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-800-7822. Media with questions about the recall can contact the establishment’s Communications Department at (626) 678-2055.
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 l0 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.
* 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.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2015/recall-136-2015-release
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.