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Undeclared Allergen in Chicken and Yam Pies Prompts Recall


A California-based company is recalling approximately 79 pounds of chicken and yam pie products because they may have been made with a curry paste that contains shrimp, but shrimp  – a known allergen – is not listed as an ingredient.

Piccadilly Fine Foods of Santa Clara, CA issued a voluntary recall of the products Thursday after a label inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) revealed that the recipe for the pies had been temporarily changed, but that the ingredient change was not reflected on packaging.

Products subject to this recall include:

– Shipping cases containing 24 “Top Nosh Farmer’s Market Chicken and Yam with Coconut Curry Pies”

– Individual 5.5 ounce “Top Nosh Farmer’s Market Chicken and Yam with Coconut Curry Pies.”

Packages are marked with establishment number “P-9216,” located inside the USDA mark of inspection and bear the lot code 184-12, which is stamped on the label side of the shipping cases and ink-jetted on the plastic film overwrap of the individual pies. The pies were produced on June 29, 2012. When available, the retail distribution list will be available on the FSIS website.

The products in question were shipped to a San Jose, CA-area company for further distribution.

No adverse health effects have been related to consumption of this food.

Consumers with questions can call the company’s Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Coordinator, David Hansen, at 408-246-1200.

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