September 23, 2018

Chicken and Pork Empanadas Recalled for Misbranding and Undeclared Egg

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that Saker ShopRights, Inc., of Linden, New Jersey, is recalling about 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken expands. The products contain eggs, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to egg could have a serious reaction if they eat these products.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. This incident affects 29 ShopRite stores and the Dearborn Market in New Jersey.

These fully cooked pork and chicken empanadas were produced between October 7, 2018 and February 12, 2018. The recalled products include: 9-ounce vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk CHICKEN EMPANADAS wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between October 15, 2017 and February 20, 2018; 6-ounce vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with different expiration dates between October 15, 2017 and February 20, 2018; 9-ounce vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between October 15, 2017 and February 20, 2018; and 6-ounce vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with different expiration dates between October 15, 2017 and February 20, 2018. These products all have the establishment number “EST> 5495” or “EST. P-5495” which can be found inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items wer shipped to retail locations in New Jersey. The problem was uncovered by FSIS personnel during routine label verification.

If you purchased any of these products and are allergic to egg, don’t eat them. Throw them away or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund. The retail distribution list may be posted later on the FSIS website.

Chicken Empanada Recall

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