Monday, June 20, 2011
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some bottles of Caesar salad dressing due to unlisted ingredients. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking grocery stores and food warehouses to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale. Here is the recall announcement from the Food and Drug Administration:
Manufacturer for Publix Brand Caesar Salad Dressing Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Fish, Soy and Gluten
The manufacturer of Publix Caesar Salad Dressing, Ken's Foods, Inc., is recalling a limited number of 16 oz. Publix Caesar Salad Dressing bottles because they may contain undeclared fish, gluten and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish, soy or gluten run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled dressing is 16 oz. Publix Caesar Salad Dressing with an expiration date of 31MAR12 A. Bottles labeled correctly will have a UPC#4141500730. The product may have the incorrect ingredient statement for “Buttermilk Ranch” dressing. This dressing was distributed to Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered a portion of the run contained an incorrect back panel label. This label does not list the presence of fish, gluten and soy.
As of this date, there have been no adverse reaction complaints reported relating to this recall.
As part of its commitment to food safety, Publix is asking customers to return the product to the place where it was purchased for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact Publix at 1-800-242-1227, Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Eastern Time.