Meijer Issues Allergy Alert On Mislabeled Pre-Made Caesar Salads Caesar Salads Mislabeled As Greek Salads Sold In Meijer Deli Sections
For Immediate Release
March 2, 2017
Meijer (800) 543-3704
Meijer announced it is recalling a recent shipment of its pre-made Caesar salads after discovering they were mislabeled as Greek salads. The mislabeled salads contain packaged croutons, which is an undeclared wheat allergen not included on the Greek salad kit label. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Meijer does not include croutons in its freshly-assembled Greek Salad kit.
The mislabeled salad kits were distributed to all 230 Meijer locations throughout the Midwest.
The croutons in the affected Caesar salad kits mistakenly labeled as “Greek Salad” are individually packaged within the salad. To date, there have been no known illnesses reported to Meijer associated with these products.
The recalled salads have a sell by date of March 3, 2017 and will be in plastic containers with printed labels that have the UPC 218234-xxxxxx – the last 6 digits will vary, and are determined by weight.
Customers who have purchased this product can return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund. For additional information, please contact Meijer at (800) 543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm544511.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at email@example.com or 312.629.7263.