California Firm Recalls Kashi Southwest Style Chicken Products

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–March 18, 2011 -Kashi, of La Jolla, Calif., is recalling approximately 2,790 pounds of Kashi Southwest Style Chicken products because the packages may instead contain Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodoro, which contains an undeclared allergen, egg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Egg is a known allergen, which may not be declared on the label.

The products subject to recall include: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 10 oz. “Kashi Southwest Style Chicken” entrees marked with UPC Code 1862729292 and bear a lot code of DEC28 11 RF B1.

Retailers should look for products labeled:

  • 8-count cases containing 10 oz. packages of “Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodoro” which bear lot codes “DEC 28 2011 RF B1 06:00” through “DEC 28 2011 RF B1 08:00”.

The individual packages are labeled “Keep Frozen” and bear the establishment number “P-17644” inside the mark of inspection. Request Foods, Inc., a Holland, Mich., establishment, produced the chicken entrees for Kashi on December 28, 2010 and the products were shipped to retailers nationwide. The problem was discovered through customer complaints to Kashi when the packaged product did not appear to be correctly labeled.

It was determined that product may have been incorrectly packaged at the end of a production run. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a health care provider.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the Kashi Consumer Response Center at (877) 864-3523 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, or visit Members of the media with questions should contact the Kashi Media Hotline at (269) 961-3799 or [email protected].

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.