H Group, Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergen Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 7, 2014 - H Group, Inc. of Framingham, MA is voluntarily recalling 509 units of Trader Giotto's Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing (SKU 05161) sold in the refrigeration section. These 509 individual salads are marked with the following date codes: "Sell By 04/6/14, 04/7/14 and 04/8/14." These items are being recalled because they may not list wheat, soy, egg and fish (anchovy) in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The product being recalled is packaged in an 8.5 oz. clear plastic clamshell container and the “Sell By” date is printed on the front of the package in the left hand corner. The 509 possibly affected salads were distributed only to Trader Joe's stores located in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
The voluntary recall was initiated by H Group, Inc. after Trader Joe's discovered affected packages for the Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing did not declare wheat, soy, egg and fish (anchovy) on the label. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in H Group's packaging processes in which a different salad label was affixed to the bottom of some of the packages. The issue has been corrected.
Customers who have purchased Trader Giotto's Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing may return it to Trader Joe's for a full refund or dispose of it. Customers with questions may contact H Group, Inc. at (508) 361-1518 from 8:00A.M.-4:00P.M. EST, Monday-Friday.