Posted on February 12, 2020 by Sustainable Food News

RTE salads pulled after organic label mistakenly used

1,154 cases of Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Spinach Dijon Salads recalled over health risk

Missa Bay LLC is recalling 1,154 cases of ready-to-eat salads due to a labeling error leading to the potential risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction for people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs and/or wheat.

Swedesboro, N.J.-based Missa Bay said the recall involves 1,154 cases of Ready Pac Foods‘ Bistro Bowl Spinach Dijon Salads, which contain eggs and wheat, which were correctly identified on the top label.

However, the bottom label (see below) was incorrectly used and is for the QAI-certified organic Spinach Salad with Chicken variety, which does not contain eggs and wheat.

Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac, with more than $900 million in annual revenue, is the leading U.S. manufacturer of certified-organic, gluten-free and Non-GMO Project-verified single-serve salad blends under its Bistro Bowl, Ready Snax, Cool Cuts, and elevAte brands.

Ready Pac was acquired in 2017 by France-based Bonduelle Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of ready-to-eat vegetables.

The affected products were distributed to retail stores in 15 states including Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

The salads have a use-by date of Feb. 18, 2020, and product lot code of 255588007 (printed on the top label).


No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

 

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