Pork Stew and Chicken Stew Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Acadian Fine Foods recalls approximately 17,037 pounds of Pork Stew and Chicken Stew Products due to misbranding and undeclared soy and whey, both known allergens. USDA: http://ht.ly/l1XIb

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_034_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following products are subject to recall:

  • Savoie’s Cajun Singles Louisiana Pork Stew, 12-ounce single-serve bowls, bearing the establishment number “Est. 13587” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from May 24, 2012 through March 21, 2013. The product packages bear “Use By” dates from May 24, 2013 through March 21, 2014.
  • Savoie’s Cajun Singles Louisiana Chicken Stew, 12-oz. single-serve bowls, bearing the establishment number “P-13587” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from June 6, 2012 through Feb. 25, 2013. The product packages bear “Use By” dates from June 6, 2013 through Feb. 25, 2014.

About Milk and Soy Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) and soy (and soy products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” as if they are derived from milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Similarly, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk, nut, soy and/or wheat ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-034-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2000
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