Salad Recalled in Two States Due to Allergen Fears

( – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall notice for consumers in two states over a product that may have an undeclared allergen in its ingredients.

The recall involves the product labelled “Tuscan Salad Bowls,” which are produced by Heinen’s of Warrensville Heights in Ohio. The company initiated a voluntary recall for the product after discovering that the label failed to include the allergen notice that there might be pecans in the salad. The said salad bowls were distributed to Heinen’s locations in Illihois and Ohio.

The salad bowls being recalled have a sell by date of June 2, 2024, and have the UPC code of “2-08888- 40849-3.” The company encourages people who have severe pecan or nut allergies to abstain from consuming the product and instead throw it away or return to the store for a refund. Heinen’s also stresses that

The company also clarified that further testing showed no presence of any other undeclared potential allergen in the product’s label.

The failure to include the possibility of allergens in product labels account for a large percentage of product recalls – just last year, the Stew Leonard’s supermarket chain that is based in Connecticut issued a recall for its Florentine cookies packages after a woman who ate the cookies died of asphyxiation due to an allergic reaction to peanuts. However, the packaging did not indicate that the product may have contained the said ingredient. Fortunately, in the case of Heinen’s salad bowls, no adverse health effects from its consumption have been reported as of press time.

Another mislabeling incident sparked a recall in California and Nevada, where the “Bistro Grande Southwestern Style” bowls made by Ready Pac were discovered to have contained chicken Caesar salad instead. The salad included the ingredients anchovies and wheat, which are both potential allergens, and were thus not reflected in the product’s label.

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