ShopRite recalls 20K pounds of mislabeled chicken, pork empanadas


ShopRite has recalled nearly 20,000 pounds of chicken and pork empanadas packages sold in New Jersey stores due to mislabeling of ingredients, federal officials said. 

The 19,757 pounds of four different varieties of vacuum-packed plastic packages were pulled from Saker ShopRite shelves because they contain egg, which is not listed on the ingredient label, according to the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service. 

There have been no reports of illnesses. Egg is a known allergen.

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The fully cooked pork and chicken empanadas were produced between Oct. 7 and Feb. 12. FSIS inspectors found the problem during routine label verification.

The recall affects the following products:

  • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
  • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
  • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018
  • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.

Linden-based Saker ShopRites, Inc. owns and operates dozens of stores in the state. The recall affects 29 stores in all, including Dearborn Market in Holmdel.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

 



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