Tree Nut Allergy Alert - Custom Made Meals Red Chili Orange Chicken Skewer

Custom Made Meals, LLC Recalls Chicken Skewer Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall
Release: 005-2019
Health Risk: High
Date: Jan 18, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Tanya Brown
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2019 – Custom Made Meals, LLC, a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 7,954 pounds of chicken skewer products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain coconut, a known tree nut allergen that is not declared on the product label. 

The Red Chili Orange Chicken Skewer items were produced on various dates from Sept. 27, 2018, through Jan. 10, 2019. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 9.11-lbs. cases containing four plastic packages of “Red Chili Orange Chicken Skewers” with case code 79073, and various Use By dates between Oct. 15, 2018 and Jan. 28, 2019.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-4121A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois and Wisconsin and donated to organizations in Denver.

The problem was discovered on Jan. 16, 2019, when establishment personnel observed production employees with nut allergen stickers and determined that a “Coconut Teriyaki Tropical” seasoning was being utilized on the product. FSIS was notified on Jan. 17, 2019.

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.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers 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 that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact John Birdsall, President, at 303-204-7475.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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 6 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: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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