Saker ShopRites, Inc. Recalls Nearly 20,000 Pounds Of Empanadas

Saker ShopRites, Inc. is recalling 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 (USDA FSIS release) — Saker ShopRites, Inc., a Linden, New Jersey establishment, is recalling 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas due to misbranding  and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not listed in the ingredient statement on the label. 

The fully cooked pork and chicken empanadas were produced between Oct. 7, 2017 and Feb. 12, 2018. There have been no reports of injuries. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 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.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5495” or “EST. P-5495” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during routine label verification activities.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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