Astrochef LLC, a Rockwall, Texas-based co-packer, is recalling approximately 11,475 pounds of frozen chicken products incorrectly labeled as Pub Style Steak & Ale beef entrees due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on September 20. The Marie Callender’s brand SKU contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
Packed in 20-ounce retail cartons containing not beef, but rather two portions of roasted chicken, vegetables, herbs and a creamy white wine sauce wrapped in a flaky, buttery crust, the product bears establishment number “EST. 46299” on its packaging. These items were produced on June 18, 2019, and shipped to retail locations in Colorado, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
The problem was discovered when Conagra Brands, the parent company of Marie Callender’s, received consumer complaints that the product was incorrectly labeled.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these items. However, FSIS is concerned that some of the products may still be in home freezers. Consumers should check both the exterior label and unboxed product to determine if they have packages subject to recall. If so, they should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.