September 13, 2001
MC Retail Foods Recalls Marie Callender's Breaded Fish with Macaroni and
Cheese and Broccoli Florets Dinner
Omaha, Neb. (SafetyAlerts)
-The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that MC Retail Foods is
recalling the 12-ounce packages of Marie Callender's Breaded Fish with
Macaroni and Cheese and Broccoli Florets Dinner because it may contain
undeclared egg whites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to
egg whites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if
they consume this product. However, the product is safe for persons who are
not allergic to egg whites.
product is distributed nationwide through retail stores.
The product is packed in a 12-ounce paperboard carton marked with the
following production codes: 14 E1206, 14 F1206, 14 G1206, and 14 H1206. The
production code is located on the side panel in the consumer information
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing
egg whites was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of
egg whites. Subsequent investigation revealed that the problem was caused by
the company using a macaroni product for these production codes that did not
match the product's ingredient statement.
Production of the product has resumed utilizing a macaroni product that does
not contain egg whites.
Consumers who have purchased the 12-oz. package of Marie Callender's Breaded
Fish with Macaroni and Cheese and Broccoli Florets, UPC 21131 50711, with
these production codes, and are allergic to egg whites, are urged to return
it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may
contact the company at 1-800-278-1155.