Mislabeling, Undeclared Allergen Leads to Recall from Custom Culinary

about 9,500 pounds of chicken and beef products are included in the recall

Mislabeling, Undeclared Allergen Leads to Recall from Custom Culinary
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july 17, 2017

what's being recalled?

Custom Culinary has announced that it is recalling about 9,500 pounds of chicken and beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

The label incorrectly identifies the products as chicken, but the affected products may contain beef. Additionally, the products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The recalled items were sold in two varieties:

  • Six pound corrugate case Molly's Kitchen Soup Base Paste Beef Base Paste - NO MSG Added with a lot code of 72505 239497 or 72505 239498
  • One pound white plastic jars of Molly's Kitchen Chicken Base Paste / 301817 / No MSG Added with a lot code of 72505 239497 or 72505 239498

The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 2016 or EST. P-1278 inside the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection.

customer report

The problem was discovered when one of the company's foodservice distributors was notified that a customer had received a case with mislabeled jars. The jar was a beef base labeled as chicken base.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

next steps

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Scott Freitag, Vice President of Quality Systems & Regulatory, at (630) 299-0501.