Voluntary Recall Notice for Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original due to Possible Health Risk from Undeclared Ingredients

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GRETNA, La., December 17, 2015 – Zatarain’s is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a “BEST BY” date of  JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the U.S.  The Red Beans and Rice Original product may actually contain Creamy Parmesan Rice Mix with dairy ingredients.  Dairy allergens are not labeled on the Red Beans and Rice Original package.  People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other Zatarain’s products are involved in this recall.

The product subject to this recall is:

Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original 8 oz box

PACKAGE UPC NUMBER: 7142909849

AFFECTED DATE CODE: BEST BY JUL 31 16Z

SHIPPING DATES: August 7, 2015 through September 29, 2015

STATES SHIPPED TO: FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WI

All retail outlets that sell these products are being notified to remove the product with affected date code from their shelves and warehouses immediately. 

Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased.  Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the product and do not consume the product.  Consumers may contact Zatarain’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-877-837-3796 weekdays from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Time) for a replacement or full refund, as well as with general inquires.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.  The Company is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

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For information contact:

Laurie Harrsen (410) 527-8753 or laurie_harrsen@mccormick.com