ORLANDO, FLA. - Fresh Express voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of Fresh Express Southwest Chopped Kits with production codes G163B10A and G163B10B, UPC code 0 71279 30602 5 and use-by date of June 29.
The recall comes due to the presence of undeclared wheat, soy, cashews and coconut that could cause allergic reactions to some individuals that could be life threatening. Fresh Express learned that during a single production run, the incorrect condiment packets were placed into the Southwest salad kits, resulting in the undeclared possible allergens.
The recalled product was distributed between June 12 and June 18 in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Only the Southwest Chopped Kits with the previously listed production codes, UPC code and use-by-date are subject to the recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.
“Fresh Express takes all matters of food safety very seriously, including the issue of allergens. Company procedures and programs stringently follow all mandated regulations and focus on preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks,” the company said. “Fresh Express is coordinating with the US Food and Drug Administration and is conducting a full investigation into this isolated incident.”