Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods Inc., headquartered in Ontario, has recalled almost 25,000 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) fully-cooked quiche that was not presented for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The products subject to recall were produced and packaged on Feb. 8 and can be identified by the following label information:

  • hamandcheesequice_406x25024-oz. individually-packaged plastic clam-shell containers of frozen “SCHNEIDERS LORRAINE HAM & CHEESE Quiche” with package code “62000 8096 9” on the individual retail containers.
  • 24-oz. individually-packaged plastic clam-shell containers of frozen “H.E.B. Chef Prepared Foods Ham & Cheese Quiche” with package code “41220 63400 9” on the individual retail containers.

The products subject to recall do not bear the USDA federal mark of inspection, but bear establishment number “Canada 277.” The products were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Oklahoma for further distribution to retail stores nationwide.

On May 1  Maple Leaf Foods Inc., inquired about a shipment of products that were exported to the U.S. The following day, FSIS confirmed that there was a failure to present shipment and the products were already in commerce without receiving FSIS re-inspection upon entry into the United States.

No confirmed reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to consumption of these products have turned up.  Anyone concerned about a reaction or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

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