August 26, 2003
Amy's Kitchen Has Recalled Frozen
Amy's Kitchen Inc. is voluntarily recalling from distribution in Northern
California, Hawaii, Northwest Nevada and Texas, 107 cases of frozen Burrito
Non-dairy Made with Organic Beans and Rice due to mislabeling. The burritos
bear the lot number B273K. The packages actually contain bean and cheese
burritos, which may cause allergic reactions if consumed by individuals
allergic to milk.
The issue came to the company's attention when a consumer called about the
possibility that the product contained cheese. Amy's Kitchen immediately
tested the product and contacted the FDA informing them of the test and the
presence of cheese in one lot of its burritos labeled beans and rice. The
company has instituted new production procedures to avoid any mislabeling
issues in the future.
The six-ounce frozen product comes in a plastic wrapper labeled Burrito
Non-dairy Made with Organic Beans and Rice with lot number B273K marked in
small letters on the seam. The packages were packed in February of this year
and shipped to two distribution centers: Albertsons, Inc. in Fort Worth,
Texas and Safeway Inc. in Tracy, California. Albertsons distributed the
product to stores in Austin, Dallas, Lubbock and West Texas. Safeway
distributed the product to stores throughout Northern California, Hawaii,
and Northwest Nevada.
Consumers who are not allergic to milk can consume the product or call for a
full refund. Those consumers who are allergic to milk, should dispose of the
product, keep the package and call for a full refund. For instructions
and/or questions, consumers may call the company collect at (707) 578-7753.
Alternatively, consumers can call (707) 578-7270.
A mailing to FAAN members has been funded by Amy's Kitchen to be sure
members are aware of the situation.