Recall: Mediterranean Cous Cous Salad Mediterranean-style Chicken Cous Cous Salad
On 2017-04-19, the USDA announced that Food Evolution is conducting a recall on Mediterranean-style Chicken Cous Cous Salad due to possible undeclared peanuts, pecans. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Mediterranean Cous Cous Salad during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 53 food recalls due to potential undeclared ingredients, including peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies, feisty crumbles and more. Additionally, there have been 61 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 17 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: Food Evolution
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Mediterranean-style chicken cous cous salad
Brand Name(s): Mediterranean Cous Cous Salad
Reason for Recall: Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Official Recall Date: 2017-04-05
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 04/05/2017, it was not published by the FDA until 04/19/2017.
Additional information provided by the USDA.gov:
Food Evolution, LLC. Recalls Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class I Recall 033-2017
Health Risk: High Apr 5, 2017
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 - Food Evolution, LLC., a Schiller Park, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 150 pounds of Mediterranean-style chicken cous cous salad 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 tree nuts, specifically pecans, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The ready-to-eat Mediterranean-style chicken cous cous salad items were packaged on March 31, 2017 and have a use-by date of April 7, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]
The problem was discovered by Roundy's Supermarkets. 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 and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Bret Schultz, President of Food Evolution LLC, at (312) 561-7108.
More information may be available at USDA.gov
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