Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens, Inc., a Moore, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,594 pounds of chicken and ham salad products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today because they are misbranded and contain potassium sorbate and/or sodium benzoate which do not appear on the package labels.
The products subject to recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 3-pound (48-ounce) plastic tubs of “Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens, Gourmet White Meat Chicken Salad.”
- 3-pound (48-ounce) plastic tubs of “Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens Fruits and Nut Chicken Salad.”
- 3-pound (48-ounce) plastic tubs of “Baker’s Kitchen Chicken Salad.”
- 12-ounce plastic cups of “Hill Country Fare, Deli Style, Classic, Ham Salad With Pineapple.”
- 12-ounce plastic cups and 3-pound (48-ounce) plastic tubs of “Hill Country Fare, Classic, Chicken Salad With White Meat.”
The chicken salad products bear the establishment number “P-27404” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the cases bear the following case codes: 718129080130; 718129089782; 041220034048; 041220192328; 718129082615 or 718129089126. The ham salad products bear the establishment number “EST 27404” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the case code 041220172016. The use by dates stamped on individual packages range from May 27, 2011 to June 29, 2011.
The chicken and ham salad products were produced between April 15, 2011 and May 18, 2011 and distributed for institutional use and retail sale. The chicken salad products were distributed in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. The ham salad products were distributed in Texas.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS label review and verification procedures. FSIS and Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens have received no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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 products are no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Research and Development Specialist Brenda Brookshire at (405) 735-2017 ext. 1006 or Victor Gramillo (405) 735-2017 ext. 1005. Media with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan at (405) 735-2017 ext. 1010.
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