Shiitake-sesame vinaigrette recalled
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Annie's Naturals-brand shiitake and sesame vinaigrette due to a labeling error.
Annie's Naturals, of Napa, Calif., initiated the voluntary recall of 686 cases of 8 oz. bottles because the product might contain soy sauce and wheat not declared on the ingredient statement, posing a health risk for people allergic to soy, the FDA said.
The recalled vinaigrette was sold by grocery and natural food stores in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington.
Consumers can most easily identify impacted product by looking at the product labels -- the front label says "Shiitake & Sesame Vinaigrette," but the back label and ingredient statement say "Low Fat Honey Mustard Vinaigrette." Only dressings with UPC 0-92325-33319-2 with best by dates of "02/20/09/1/E" and "02/20/09/2/E" are affected.
The FDA said the problem occurred during a product changeover when back labels for the honey mustard vinaigrette were commingled with back labels for all-natural shiitake sesame vinaigrette.
Consumers can contact the company at 800-288-1089 to obtain a coupon for a free product.
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