Voluntary Recall Notice for Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original due to Possible Health Risk from Undeclared Ingredients

Voluntary Recall Notice for Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original due to Possible Health Risk from Undeclared Ingredients

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Voluntary Recall Notice for Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original due to Possible Health Risk from Undeclared Ingredients
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For Immediate Release
December 17, 2015
Contact
Consumers
Zatarain’s Consumer Affairs team
1-877-837-3796
Laurie Harrsen
[email protected]
(410) 527-8753

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GRETNA, La. – Zatarain’s is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a “BEST BY” date of JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the U.S. The Red Beans and Rice Original product may actually contain Creamy Parmesan Rice Mix with dairy ingredients. Dairy allergens are not labeled on the Red Beans and Rice Original package. People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other Zatarain’s products are involved in this recall.
The product subject to this recall is:
Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original 8 oz box
PACKAGE UPC NUMBER: 7142909849
AFFECTED DATE CODE: BEST BY JUL 31 16Z
SHIPPING DATES: August 7, 2015 through September 29, 2015
STATES SHIPPED TO: FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WI
All retail outlets that sell these products are being notified to remove the product with affected date code from their shelves and warehouses immediately.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the product and do not consume the product. Consumers may contact Zatarain’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-877-837-3796 weekdays from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Time) for a replacement or full refund, as well as with general inquires.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. The Company is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.
* 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/ucm478119.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.