WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2003 — Classic Foods, L.P., a Fort Worth, Texas, firm,
is voluntarily recalling approximately 15,760 pounds of chili because the
product label does not list wheat and corn flour, which are potential
allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection
Service announced today.
The products being recalled are cases of "SONIC,
America’s Drive-In, CHILI, 06600." The cases subject to recall bear the
packaging code 33443 or 33493. The establishment number "13516" is found
inside the USDA mark of inspection on each case.
Each case contains six, five-pound pouches of
chili and each pouch is stamped with the product code 06600 and the package
code 33443 or 33493.
The chili was produced on December 10, 15 and 16
and was shipped to restaurant distributors in Mississippi.
FSIS has received no reports of allergic
reactions associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned
about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector.
Media with questions about the recall should
contact Webb Stickney, Classic Foods chief executive officer, at (817)
271-8501. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Dawn
Mudge, Classic Foods office manager, at (817) 271-8501.
Consumers with other food safety questions can
phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline. The
hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety
messages are available 24 hours a day.
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