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Fish (Anchovies) Allergy Alert - Piccadilly Fine Foods Beef Shepherd’s Pie

Piccadilly Fine Foods Recalls Beef Shepherd’s Pie Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class II Recall
Health Risk: Low
Date: Nov 15, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Autumn Canaday
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2016 – Piccadilly Fine Foods, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 144 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were produced with Worcestershire sauce that contains anchovies (fish), a known allergen which was not declared on the finished product label.

The beef shepherd’s pie items were produced on Sept. 29, 2016 and Oct. 20, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 4 cases of 8 oz. plastic sealed packages containing “BEEF SHEPHERD’S PIE With Vegetables, Made with Beef Chuck Steak,” with a case and lot code of “295-16” and a package date of 10/21/2016.
  • 8 cases of 8 oz. plastic sealed packages containing “BEEF SHEPHERD’S PIE With Vegetables, Made with Beef Chuck Steak,” with a case and lot code of “274-16” and a package date of 9/30/2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 9216” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during normal inspection activities on November 10, 2016.  Products produced prior to September 29, 2016 used a different brand of Worcestershire sauce that did not contain anchovies as an ingredient.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Nicholas Gutierrez, vice president, at (408) 246-1200.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:


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