Pork and chicken empanadas recall

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON- The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall of 19,757 lbs. of pork and chicken empanadas by Linden, New Jersey-based Saker ShopRites Inc. due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not listed in the ingredient statement on the label.

The fully cooked empanadas were produced between Oct. 7, 2017 and Feb. 12, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.

6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.

9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018

6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5495” or “EST. P-5495” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey.

FSIS personnel discovered the problem during routine label verification activities.

No confirmed cases of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products have been reported. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

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