Freshology, Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Class I Recall 025-2016
Health Risk: High
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 – Freshology, Inc., a Burbank, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 111 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ranch salad dressing included with the product contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the finished product label.
The Southwest chicken salad items were produced on March 18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
12 oz. plastic tray packages containing ready-to-eat “Freshology Southwest Chicken Salad” with an “EAT BY” date of 03/25/2016.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-51168” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations in California.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel while conducting a routine food safety assessment at the establishment. FSIS personnel discovered the establishment failed to sub-list the ingredients of the included ranch dressing on the finished product label.
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 Dan Briganti, Director of Operations, at (310) 721-5211. Media with questions about the recall can contact Raffi Asadourian, Culinary Director, at (818) 813-1576.