Michael Angelo's Shrimp Scampi Ready Meals in Recall
Austin, Texas-based Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods is recalling approximately 4,225 pounds of frozen shrimp scampi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on July 13. The ready meals, distributed in plastic trays shipped in 26-ounce boxes, may be mislabeled and contain chicken, as well as egg and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the label.
The specific product in question, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Pasta in a Fresh Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce,” bears a packaging date of May 7, 2016, along with a “Best if Used By” date of May 7, 2017, and a UPC code 0 37363 98377 0.
Boxes are not stamped with the USDA mark of inspection, as shrimp products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These items have primarily been distributed in the southeastern United States.
The problem was discovered after the manufacturer received a customer complaint. While thus far there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products, anyone concerned about an injury, illness or allergic reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.