Ready Pac Foods Inc. in Swedesboro and its facility in Jackson, Ga. are recalling approximately 222,915 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products due to the Litehouse Inc. salad dressing they contain, which was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The dressing was recalled due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Sept. 24. The salad dressing contains anchovies, which is not declared on the product label.
The recall includes Ready Pac Bistro Chef Salad, Signature Farms Cafe Bowl Chef Salad, Little Salad Bar Chef Salad, Kroger Brand Garden Salad with Chicken & Bacon, and Kroger Brand Chef Salad Kit for One. The ready-to-eat salads were produced from Aug. 27 through Sept. 19.
According to the FDA announcement, Ready Pac Foods was notified by Litehouse that a shipment of ranch salad dressing was inadvertently misbranded and may contain caesar dressing with anchovies.
The affected products may bear establishment number M-18502B, P-18502B, M-32081, or P-32081 printed on the packaging next to the use by date.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products thus far. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them, and to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.d