Recall: The Peruchef Dry Potato and Papa Seca Serrana
On 2018-05-16, the FDA announced that Mas Food Services is conducting a recall on Dry Potato and Papa Seca Serrana due to possible undeclared sulfites. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) The Peruchef during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 42 food recalls due to potential undeclared ingredients, including sugar cookies products, waffles and more. Additionally, there have been 51 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 31 drug and medical device recalls.
Company Contact Information:
Name: Mas Food Services
Phone: (954) 735-7442
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland
Product Description: Dry Potato and Papa Seca Serrana
Brand Name(s): The Peruchef
Reason for Recall: Undeclared sulfites
Official Recall Date: 2018-05-16
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
Mas Food Services Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in The Peruchef Dry Potato
For Immediate Release
May 16, 2018
Mas Food Services Co.
Mas Food Services Co. of Oakland Park, FL is recalling its 15 ounce packages of The Peruchef brand dry potato because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
1200 units of the above-mentioned product were distributed to and available for purchase at retail supermarkets in Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland.
The Peruchef Brand Dry Potatoes come in a 15-ounce, printed plastic bag marked with "Dry potato" and "Papa Seca Serrana" on the label with an expiration date of August 2019. The product UPC is 7755864000194.
No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.
The voluntary recall was initiated after routine sampling by the Florida State Department of Agriculture and analysis by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the product, which were not declared on the label.
Consumers who have purchased The Peruchef Brand Dry Potato are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (954) 735-7442, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-1:30PM EST.
More information may be available at FDA.gov
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