Taylor Farms Florida, an Orlando, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 732 pounds of salads with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The products contain fish (anchovies), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The ready-to-eat (RTE) salad with chicken items were produced and packaged on Oct. 22, 2017 and Oct. 23, 2107. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
9.75-oz. plastic bowls containing "Taylor Farms American Style Pasta Salad" with a "USE BY 11/01/17" and case code of TFFLD 295 L5 EA.
9.75-oz. plastic bowls containing "Taylor Farms American Style Pasta Salad" with a "USE BY 11/02/17" and case code of TFFLD 296 L5 JP.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 44818" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.
The problem was discovered on Oct. 26, 2017, when Taylor Farms Florida received a consumer complaint about the taste of the salad dressing. After conducting an internal investigation, the firm determined that the products incorrectly contained Caesar salad dressing instead of Bacon Ranch salad dressing. The Caesar salad dressing contains anchovies.
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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Taylor Farms' Crisis Hotline at (855) 455- 0098. Media with questions about the recall can contact Kari Valdez, Taylor Farms' control manager, at (831) 240-5521.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day here.