Fresco Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovies) in Ancient Grain Jackfruit Bowl - 9/15/20
Company Announcement Date:
September 03, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
September 03, 2020
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Due to undeclared fish
Fresco Foods, Inc.
Ancient Grain Jackfruit Bowl
Fresco Foods Inc. of Tampa, FL is voluntarily recalling ALL units of ANCIENT GRAIN JACKFRUIT BOWL because it may contain an undeclared allergen, Fish (anchovies). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Fish (anchovies) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The Ancient Grain Jackfruit Bowl was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia in retail stores including Natural Foods grocers, independent markets and Publix supermarkets.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE ALLERGY ALERT:
Product: Eat Fresco, Ancient Grain Jackfruit Bowl
Product Identification: Product comes in 14 ounces (397 grams) plastic white rectangular tray with skin vacuum seal and is kept refrigerated. Best If Used By/Freeze By: 9/15/2020 and prior.
The allergy alert was initiated after it was discovered that the Ancient Grain Jackfruit Bowl containing Fish (anchovies) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of Fish (anchovies). Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by sourcing the wrong sub-ingredient.
The product has been discontinued effective immediately. All future production has been cancelled for this item.
Individuals with an allergy or sensitivity to fish (anchovies) should not consume this product. Households that include individuals with an allergy or sensitivity to fish (anchovies) should dispose of the product.
Consumers with questions may contact Tracy Povolny at Fresco Foods, Inc. at 813-551-2100.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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