Popular Ready-To-Eat Product Recalled For Undeclared Allergens, Consumers Warned ‘Do NOT Eat!’

May 14, 2019

Over 1000 pounds of a popular Caesar Salad ready-to-eat product is being recalled due to the potentially life-threatening mislabeling of its ingredients. Taylor Farms Texas, Inc has issued the recall after learning of the mistake.

According to the USDA, “Taylor Farms Texas Inc., a Dallas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,079 pounds of Caesar salad with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

"The product contains anchovies, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.”

The products subject to this recall are their ready-to-eat Chicken Caesar Salad with the production date of May 8th and the ‘best by’ date of May 18th.

- 9.75 oz. clear plastic packages containing 'H.E.B. SHAKE, RATTLE & BOWL CAESAR SALAD with CHICKEN' and a ‘BEST BY’ date of MAY 18 2019 represented on the label.

"The products subject to recall bear establishment number 'EST. P-34733' inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail stores in Texas.

Fortunately, the issue was discovered before any illnesses were reported.

“The problem was discovered by a retail store when the mislabeled products were being unpackaged to be placed on the retail store shelves.

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

FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service), a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture, remains concerned about any product that may already 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.”

The federal organization is dedicated to improving food safety for all consumers across the country.

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.

“Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Kelsey Adams, Quality Analyst, Taylor Farms Texas Inc., at (214) 565-4847.

Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Becky Edwards, Public Relations Manager, Porter Novelli, at (855) 455-0098 and at press@taylorfarms.com”

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