February 12, 2002
ConAgra Has Recalled Chef
BOYARDEE 99% Fat Free CHEESE Ravioli in Tomato Sauce
Milton, PA (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that ConAgra Grocery Products Co., has recalled
approximately 386,000 pounds of canned ravioli because it contains an
undeclared allergen – soy protein – and is incorrectly labeled.
Soy protein is a known allergen. Persons who have an allergy or severe
sensitivity to soy protein run the risk of possible allergic reactions if
they consume this product.
The product being recalled is 15-ounce cans of "Chef BOYARDEE 99% Fat Free
CHEESE Ravioli in Tomato Sauce," which actually contain 15-ounces of beef
ravioli. The bottom of each can bears the establishment code "794," followed
by the case code "J17101 RF."
The ravioli was produced on Oct. 17, 2001 and distributed to retail
establishments nationwide. The product was also exported to Haiti, Guatemala
"We urge consumers, especially those allergic or sensitive to soy, to check
their cupboards and pantries," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, acting FSIS
administrator. "If they find the product listed above, consumers should not
eat it, but return it to the point of purchase."
ConAgra identified the labeling problem after customers notified the company
of the mislabeling.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact ConAgra’s consumer
hotline at (800) 414-2500. Media with questions may contact Kay Carpenter,
Corporate Communications, at (949) 437-1144.