In a press release, Phil’s Fresh Foods of Boulder, CO, in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), announced the voluntary recall their frozen fajitas because packages of chicken fajitas may contain steak and packages of steak fajitas may contain chicken.
This recall affects roughly 15,760-pounds of the frozen fajitas packaged in 7-ounce cartons labeled either “Evol Burritos Fire Grilled Chicken Fajita” or “Evol Burritos Fire Grilled Steak Fajita.” The packages feature the establishment number “EST 21015” or “P-21015” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the lot number “03311” on the inner plastic packaging.
The recall was initiated after the company received a report of a consumer experiencing an allergic reaction to beef from steak fajitas that were packaged in packaging labeled as chicken. The company stated that the products were switched during packaging between February 2 and 5 of this year and distributed nationwide.
The company is urging all consumers with allergies to these items to avoid eating them and to return the items to the place of purchase.
As a Renton personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls similar to this in the past. Food companies work hard to ensure the safety of their products prior to distribution, however, mistakes can occasionally occur. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a defective or mislabeled food product, contact a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about your rights as a consumer.