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Fresh Express Issues Precautionary Recall of a Small Quantity of Caesar Salad Kits Due to an Undeclared Walnut Allergen

For Immediate Release

June 17, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Consumer Response Center
(800) 242-5472

Media

Donna Watkins
(512) 266-0832

 

Announcement

Orlando, Florida – Fresh Express Incorporated issued a precautionary recall of a small quantity of 7.6 ounce net weight Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kits when it was learned that two bags of salad kits were mistakenly packed with incorrect condiments including walnuts, a tree nut allergen. According to the company, a total of 2,449 cases could possibly contain the wrong condiment packet and are subject to the precautionary recall. The recalled Caesar Salad Kits were distributed to approximately 19 states primarily in the Southeast and are identified by Product Code G163B13A with a Use-By Date of June 26.

Fresh Express representatives are already working with retailers to ensure any incorrectly packed salad kits are rapidly removed from store shelves and inventories. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall. No illnesses are reported.

Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

Upon being alerted to the mistake, Fresh Express took immediate action to protect the health and well-being of consumers who may be at risk from exposure to an undeclared walnut allergen. According to company procedure, Fresh Express products containing allergens must be properly labeled in accordance with the law. Any deviation is immediately investigated and action taken to ensure removal from the marketplace.

Fresh Express takes all matters of food safety seriously. The Fresh Express comprehensive food safety program exceeds government requirements and focuses on preventive measures to minimize risk. Fresh Express is coordinating closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to effectively manage this isolated incident caused by human error.

Recalled Product Identification Details

  • 7.6 ounce net weight Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kit
  • Product Code G163B13A; Use-By Date June 26 (located in the upper right hand corner on the front of the bag)
  • UPC Code 0 71279 30100 6 (located on the reverse side of the bag by the bar code)

Recalled Product Distribution

Fresh Express Precautionary Recall, June 17, 2016, 7.6 ounce Caesar Salad Kit
(No other Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)

BRANDPRODUCT NAMENET WEIGHTUPC CODEPRODUCTION CODEUSE BY DATEPOSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS
Fresh ExpressCaesar Salad Kit7.6 oz.0 7127930100 6G163B13A26-JuneAL,AR, DE, FL, GA, IL,IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, WV, VA, DC and Puerto Rico

 

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Product Photos

  • Fresh Express Kit Caesar Salad front
  • Fresh Express Kit Caesar Salad back
  • Fresh Express Kit Caesar Salad coding

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