New Jersey establishment recalls chicken Caesar salad products

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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The product contained wheat that was not declared on the label.
 
WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Aug. 15 the recall of approximately 1,719 lbs. of Chicken Caesar salad products from Swedesboro, New Jersey-based Missa Bay LLC. The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The Chicken Caesar salad product was produced on Aug. 1, 2017 and bears establishment number “P18502B” on the front of the product label. The products were shipped to Cumberland Farms retail locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The specific products were: 9.95-oz. plastic salad bowls containing “Cumberland FARMS CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD with ROMAINE LETTUCE, ROASTED CHICKEN, PARMESAN CHEESE, BACON, MULTIGRAIN CROUTONS & CREAMY CAESAR DRESSING and bar code: 042704 034301, with a use by date of August 16, 2017.

The problem was discovered when the establishment received notification from Cumberland Farms, the sole retailer of the chicken salad products, that the incorrect ingredient label was applied to the Chicken Caesar salad products. The ingredient label has a statement that the products were made without gluten containing ingredients, however, the Chicken Caesar salad contained croutons made with wheat, which was not declared on the label.

Cumberland Farms released a recall statement on Aug. 9, which informed consumers of the product misbranding.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

 

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