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News Release

Astrochef LLC. Recalls Chicken Pub Style Entrees Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 093-2019
Health Risk: High Sep 20, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Spencer Pretecrum 
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: 
 - This release is being updated to include the product lot code and a best if used date.


WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2019 – Astrochef LLC., a Rockwall, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 11,475 pounds of frozen chicken pub style entrees labeled as beef pub style entrees due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.  

The frozen pub style entrees were produced on June 18, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)] 

  • 20-oz. retail cartons containing two portions of “Marie Callender’s PUB STYLE STEAK & ALE,” bearing lot code 5659916910 with a Best If Used By date of 12/9/20.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 46299” on the product packaging. These items were shipped to retail locations in Colorado, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.                         

The problem was discovered when Conagra Brands received consumer complaints reporting that the product was incorrectly labeled.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.   

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers should check both the exterior label and unboxed product to determine if they have the product. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions can contact Conagra Brands Consumer Care at (866) 213-1245. Media with questions about the recall can contact Kristine Mulford, manager of communications for Conagra Brands, at (312) 549-5522.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Nov 27, 2019