May 28, 2002
Dudek Foods Has Recalled Cabbage Soup and
Hamtrack, MI (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Dudek Foods, Inc. has recalled
1-quart Kapusniak ("Cabbage Soup") jars and 16 oz. boxed and packaged
Pierogi Mushroom, Potato, Potato Cheddar, Potato Chive ("Pierogi") because
it may contain undeclared whey, wheat, soy and dairy ingredients. People who
have an allergy or severe sensitivity to whey, wheat, soy and certain dairy
ingredients run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these
Kapusniak (Cabbage Soup) was distributed in Michigan in the metropolitan
Detroit area through retail stores such as Farmer Jack, Kowalski, Old
Country Deli, Oakridge Markets, Twentieth Century, Danny Zeb's Party Store,
and Shoppers Market and at the Dudek Foods retail store.
The product comes in a 1-quart (one-quart) glass jar, with a label clearly
marked "KAPUSNIAK" (Cabbage Soup) under the brand name of Dudek Foods, Inc.
with an expiration date -- before and including 12/29/02.
Mushroom, Potato, Potato Cheddar, Potato Chive Pierogis were distributed in
16 oz. boxes and packages in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio through Farmer Jack,
Kroger and Meijer and other distributor outlets.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that whey, wheat, soy and
certain dairy ingredients contained in the product were distributed in
packaging that did not reveal the presence of whey, wheat, soy and certain
dairy ingredients. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused
by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging process.
The problem is being corrected by replacing labels or exchanging product.
Consumers who have purchased 1-quart (one-quart) glass jars of "Kapusniak"
(Cabbage Soup) or the 16 oz. boxed and packaged Pierogis are urged to return
them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions
may contact the company at (313) 891-5226.