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Expanded Voluntary Recall for Casa Sanchez Foods "Real Guacamole" and to also Include “Spicy Guacamole” Because of Possible Health Risk

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Expanded Voluntary Recall for Casa Sanchez Foods "Real Guacamole" and to also Include “Spicy Guacamole” Because of Possible Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 17, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
December 29, 2017
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Casa Sanchez Foods
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Casa Sanchez
Product Description:
Product Description
Guacamole

Company Announcement

Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is voluntarily recalling all "Real Guacamole" and “Spicy Guacamole” products out of an abundance of caution in keeping with the company’s commitment to protect the public health. The recall was necessitated by positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes on two packages out of many samples collected for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration random sample testing program.

Some of this product is beyond the expiration date and is no longer available for sale in stores. No illnesses are reported to date in association with the product recall. No consumer complaints have been received about the product. No other Casa Sanchez Foods products are being recalled.  Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If it spreads to the nervous system symptoms may include headache, stiff neck or confusion. The illness primarily affects pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

Recalled product details are shown below: 

UPC # LOT # PRODUCT SIZE
0 78732 00412 2 276, 277, 278, 279, 282, 283, 284, 285, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 296, 300, 303, 306,310, 313, 317 and 318 REAL GUACAMOLE 9 OZ
0 78732 00426 9 276, 277, 278, 284, 285, 289, 291, 296, 310, 313 and 318 SPICY GUACAMOLE 9 OZ
78732 00431-3     275, 276, 285, 289 and 313 REAL GUACAMOLE 9 OZ

The recalled products were distributed throughout the CA, NV and HI.

In the event consumers have these particular products – some of which are beyond its Expiration Date and expected usability – please do not consume these products. Please throw these affected products away and/or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Casa Sanchez Foods at (877) 227-2726 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. We appreciate the patience of our loyal customers and consumers while we enhance our food safety program in cooperation with the FDA to again deliver authentic, flavorful and safe guacamole products.

Use-by date: 11/10/2017-12/19/2017 (located on white sticker on the bottom label of package).

Casa Sanchez Foods is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

Link to Original Recall

Link to Expanded (Spanish) Recall

Consumers

(877) 227-2726

Media

Robert Sanchez
650-697-7525

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