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Cumberland Farms Chicken Salad Containing Gluten Recalled for Mis-Labeling

CumberlandFarmsWASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has repeated an Aug. 9 recall of Cumberland Farms’ Chicken Caesar salad products mislabeled without disclosing wheat as an ingredient, an allergen for Gluten-sensitive people.

The manufacturer, Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,719 pounds of chicken caesar salad products which do not declare wheat as an ingredient on the product label.  The chicken caesar salad product was produced on Aug. 1, 2017. Cumberland Farms, the sole retailer, released a recall statement Aug. 9, 2017, which informed consumers of the product misbranding:

  • 9.95 oz. plastic salad bowls containing “Cumberland FARMS CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD with ROMAINE LETTUCE, ROASTED CHICKEN, PARMESAN CHEESE, BACON, MULTIGRAIN CROUTONS & CREAMY CAESAR DRESSING and bar code: 042704 034301, with a use by date of August 16, 2017.

The recalled products are numbered “P18502B” on the front of the product label. They were shipped to Cumberland Farms retail locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The problem was discovered when the manufacturer received notification from Cumberland Farms that the incorrect ingredient label was applied to the chicken caesar salad products.  The ingredient label has a statement that the products were made without gluten containing ingredients, however, the Chicken Caesar Salad contains croutons made with wheat.

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.

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 recalling firms notify theirc ustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.


Rob Borkowski
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