A Colorado company is recalling approximately 15,760 pounds of frozen fajitas because the chicken fajita packages may contain steak, and the steak fajita packages may contain chicken, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.
Phil’s Fresh Foods of Boulder said the mixup was discovered by a consumer with a beef allergy who had an allergic reaction after consuming the mislabeled chicken fajitas, which were actually steak fajitas, and reported the problem to the company.
The company said the beef and chicken products were inadvertently switched during packaging. The mislabeled fajitas were produced on Feb. 2 and 3, 2011, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
Being recalled are:
— 7-oz. cartons of “EVOL. BURRITOS FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN FAJITA.”
— 7-oz. cartons of “EVOL. BURRITOS FIRE GRILLED STEAK FAJITA.”
The recalled packages have the establishment number “EST. 21015” or “P-21015” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the carton, and an identifying lot number of “03311” on the inner plastic packaging.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s public relations coordinator, Danielle Winslow, at 303-815-1141.