Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., Austin, Texas, is recalling approximately 4,225 pounds of frozen shrimp scampi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may be mislabeled and contain chicken, as well as egg and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]
26-oz. boxes, containing plastic trays, labeled, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Pasta in a Fresh Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce” with a packaging date of May 7, 2016, “BEST IF USED BY” date of May 7, 2017 and UPC code 0 37363 98377 0.
Due to a packaging error, products are labeled as, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Pasta in a Fresh Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce;” however, the packages may contain a chicken piccata product, which contains chicken, egg and soy, ingredients not declared on the label. The products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection, as shrimp products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These items were shipped to distributors in the Southeastern U.S.
The problem was discovered after the firm received a customer complaint.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury, illness or allergic reaction 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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the firm’s consumer hotline, at 1 (877) 482-5426.
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