Chef Boyardee Recalls Nearly 3,000 Lbs. of Meals After Mistakenly Labeling Beef As Chicken
The product in question also contains milk and wheat, which is not labeled on the package.
Chef Boyardee is recalling approximately 2,871 pounds of products after concerns about mislabeling and unidentified allergens.
On Saturday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that the products in question were labeled as chicken and rice products but contained beef ravioli products instead.
Unlike the chicken and rice product, the beef ravioli product may contain milk and wheat, both common allergens.
According to the FSIS, the affected products are 7.5-ounce canned microwavable bowls with “Chef Boyardee rice with chicken & vegetables” on the label, a package code of 210090151050045L and a best by date of July 8, 2020.
The products subject to recall have the establishment number “EST. 794” on the bottom of the bowl and were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Kentucky and New York.
The problem was discovered after customer complaints that the packages were mislabeled. As of Saturday, there have been “no confirmed reports of adverse reactions,” though FSIS encourages anyone concerned to contact a healthcare provider.
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FSIS is advising that all affected products should not be eaten, and should be either thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Chef Boyardee did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.