A Texas subsidiary of California’s Taylor Farms is recalling more than a half ton of H.E.B. brand salads because they do not comply with federal law requiring that seafood, a known allergen, be declared on food labels.
The specific seafood involved is anchovies, which are an ingredient in the company’s chicken Caesar salad, according to a recall notice posted today by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. It is at least the seventh recall by Taylor Farms operations in the past two years, with at least five recalls filed with the FSIS and the Food and Drug Administration for undeclared allergens in salad products.
Today’s recall involves chicken Caesar salads distributed by Taylor Farms Texas Inc. of Dallas. The problem was discovered by a retailer when the mislabeled products were being unpacked so they could be stocked on store shelves.
Taylor Farms’ officials reported the ready-to-eat chicken Caesar salad was produced on May 8. All of the recalled salads have the establishment number “EST. P-34733” printed inside the USDA mark of inspection on their labels. Other identifying information consumers can use to determine whether they have the recalled salads in their homes include:
- “H.E.B. SHAKE, RATTLE & BOWL CAESAR SALAD with CHICKEN”
- 9.75 oz. clear plastic packages
- “BEST BY” date of MAY 18 2019
Taylor Farms officials reported the company shipped the salads to retailers in Texas. As of the posting of the recall notice, no illnesses or adverse reactions had been confirmed in connection with the implicated salads.
“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,” according to the recall notice on the USDA’s website.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Kelsey Adams, quality analyst at Taylor Farms Texas Inc., at 214-565-4847.
Taylor Fresh Foods is an American-based producer of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. It was founded by Fresh Express founder and former CEO Bruce Taylor in 1995.
Recalls posted since 2017 involving Taylor Farms products include:
- Taylor Farms TX, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens — 3 months ago
- Taylor Farms Northwest LLC Recalls Pork Carnitas Bowl Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Tomatillos — 7 months ago
- Taylor Farms Northwest LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meatloaf Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens — 9 months ago
- Taylor Farms Illinois Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Meatloaf Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens — 9 months ago
- Taylor Farms Florida Recalls Salad with Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens — October 2017
- Taylor Farms Retail Inc. of Salinas, CA, Recalls Coleslaw Kits Due To Undeclared Milk Allergen — Company announcement Aug. 7, 2017; FDA publish date May 7, 2019
- Taylor Farms establishments, in Dallas, TX, and Tracy, CA, Taylor Farms Recalls Chicken and Pork Salad Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination — February 2017
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