More than half a ton of “@ease” brand frozen chicken meal starter products are under recall because they contain undeclared allergens that could cause serious or life-threatening reactions in people with sensitivities to eggs, milk or wheat.
Mountain View Packaging LLC or Boise, ID, packed the 18-ounce packages of “@ease Sweet Chili Chicken Meal Starter” on Dec. 23 and 30, 2016, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website. A distributor in Utah bought the products and sent them to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
There is concern that consumers may still have the recalled product in their homes because of its long shelf life. The recalled, frozen “@ease Sweet Chili Chicken Meal Starter” can be identified by the “Best By” date of 5/17/2018 and UPC number of 36800-38348. The recalled products also have the establishment number “EST. P-39904” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
“The problem was discovered on Jan. 13 by a customer who was attempting to scan the items to place them into inventory at their store. Specifically, the UPC numbers did not match the UPC codes. The firm notified FSIS of the problem on Jan. 17,” according to the recall notice.
“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 Gary Shaw, chief administrative officer, at 208-344-1183 Ext. 106.”
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