Nestlé Prepared Foods Company has recalled its vegetarian Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo as it discovers the product contains undeclared chicken and soy.
The meal, part of its frozen ready meal brand Lean Cuisine, is not supposed to contain chicken and chicken does not appear in the ingredients statement or on the label. Additionally, the product mistakenly contains soy, an allergen.
Approximately 29,002 pounds of chicken product labelled as Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo has been recalled, announced the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
These items , which were incorrectly packaged, were shipped to retail locations across the US.
The problem was identified by Nestlé after it received numerous consumer complaints and the Swiss food giant is now working closely with FSIS.
According to both Nestlé and USDA, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the product. However, anyone concerned should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased the item are urged not to consume them and it is recommended that they should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
The products subject to recall are 9.25oz boxes labelled “Lean Cuisine Favorites Fettuccini Alfredo tender pasta with a creamy cheese sauce” with a best before date of May 2021 and batch code 0113587812 on the side of the label.
The recall is Class I, which according to the FSIS, is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
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