Foodservice Beans Recalled for Shellfish Contamination

One of several foodservice products recalled for shellfish contamination in vegetables. Source: US FDA.
One of several foodservice products recalled for shellfish contamination in vegetables. Source: US FDA.

Limited Number of Canned Vegetable Products, Primarily Non-Retail, Recalled for Possible Allergen Risk

On September 23, 2016, Sager Creek Foods, Inc. — a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, Inc. — announced a recall of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of FIELD PEAS WITH SNAPS and GREEN BEAN PRODUCTS, primarily non-retail, which may have the potential for trace amounts of shellfish contamination. A customer alerted Sager Creek to the incident.

Of the 15,000 cases being recalled, 14,761 (98.5 percent) were distributed to foodservice customers. The product was shipped to 22 states: AL, AR, CO, IL, MD, MO, MS, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, OK, PA, NC, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, and WV.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue to date. There is no risk for people who do not have a shellfish allergy.

The products are sold in 106 ounce metal cans with Best By Dates of JUN 01 19 printed on the top and contain the following UPC codes and product names:

0 34700 01224 4 Allens Cut Green Beans
0 34700 01224 7 Allens Cracker Barrel Label
0 74865 12172 9 Reliance BL Cut Green Beans
7 58108 01041 3 Monarch SWD Cut Green Beans
7 58108 01048 2 Monarch Mixed Cut Green Beans
8 06795 04718 9 Silver Source SH/C Green Beans
0 74865 02895 9 Reliance MX/SH Cut Green Beans
0 34700 63214 8 Allens Field Peas with Snaps

Shellfish is an allergen that can cause serious and sometimes fatal reaction in people with shellfish allergy. Shellfish allergy symptoms differ from person to person and it may include hives, watery eyes, swelling of face, lips, tongue and hands, coughing & wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea, or anaphylaxis.

If customers or consumers have any of the listed products with the indicated UPC codes and Best By dates, they should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling the toll-free hotline at 1.800.543.3090, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (Eastern Time) or by logging onto www.delmontefoods.com.

 

Another of several foodservice  products recalled for shellfish contamination in vegetables. Source: US FDA.
Another of several foodservice products recalled for shellfish contamination in vegetables. Source: US FDA.

 

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