FSIS warns against RTE salad containing meat and poultry products

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS has issued a health alert for ready-to-eat or RTE salads containing meat and poultry products citing wrong brand and undeclared allergens.

According to the agency, the dressing component of RTE salad products containing meat and poultry may contain egg, milk, peanuts or wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on product labels.

Affected products include 12 oz. plastic container of “Charlie’s DELIVERED FRESH DAILY SOUTHWEST SALAD” with best before dates 3/15/22 through 3/24/22, which may include Thai-style dressing, which contains undeclared peanuts and wheat.

The alert is also given for 12 oz. plastic container of “Charlie’s DELIVERED DAILY CHICKEN BLT SALAD” with best before dates 3/15/22 through 3/24/22, which may include Thai-style dressing, which contains undeclared peanuts.

The agency also warned against 11 oz. plastic container of “Signature Café THAI Style Salad with White Meat Chicken” with best before dates 3/15/22 – 3/24/22, may include Ranch BBQ Dressing, which contains eggs and undeclared milk.

The salads were produced March 8-17, 2022 and have establishment number “P-38458” inside the USDA inspection mark. These items have been shipped to retail and food service outlets in Alaska.

The affected products are no longer available for sale, but FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators.

The problem was discovered when the producing facility notified FSIS that it had received a consumer complaint that the incorrect dressing was included in the salad packaging.

However, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse effects due to the consumption of these products.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discard or return them to the place of purchase.

In early March, FSIS warned R&G Chicken Salad produced by R&G Fine Foods, Inc. for the possible presence of hard plastic, as well as various RTE meat products containing a Food Regulated Seasoning Blend. and Drug Administration which was recalled by its producer.

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Rozella J. Cook