Ready-to-eat salad containing chicken recalled due to misbranding, undeclared allergens

Published 7:18 am Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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Safeway Fresh Food, LLC, a Vineland, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 717 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken Caesar salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday, May 4, 2022. The product contains anchovies, egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The RTE chicken Caesar salad products were produced April 19, 2022. The product subject to recall is the 13.6-oz. plastic bowl containing “Dole FRESH Takes CLASSIC CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD” with a use by date of 05/05/2022 and lot code S109000 1 located at the top of the front label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40283” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Maryland and Virginia and then further distributed to retailers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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The problem was discovered when the producing establishment notified FSIS that it received a customer complaint that the product exhibited the incorrect ingredient statement label on the bottom of the bowl, stated a press release from USDA FSIS.


Label on the back of the recalled salads. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

According to FSIS, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may in consumers’ refrigerators,” stated the release. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Joseph Chayka, VP of Food Safety and Quality, Safeway Fresh Food, LLC, at 609-774-4796 or

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at