At the request of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Reser’s Fine Foods Incorporated, a manufacturer headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, has announced a voluntary recall of 653 cases of its 7 ounce packages of its Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread. Due to a possible packing error, some cases of Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread were mistakenly packaged in packages marked Ham Salad. The Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread contains milk, a potential allergen which has not been declared on the ingredients list for Ham Salad. Consumers with severe allergies to milk may suffer allergic reactions if they unknowingly consume these ingredients. This allergen might cause severe illness or even death to some allergic consumers. Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread was distributed for sale in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington between April 11 and April 17, 2012. Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread units affected by the recall are packaged in seven ounce containers with an August 5, 2012 best by date stamped on the side of the lid. The packages of affected products are marked with an identification code of 20. Consumers who have purchased mislabeled products may return them to the manufacturer for a full refund.
As a personal injury attorney in Ventura, I am hopeful that this recall is carried out effectively to avoid any illness that might result from this packaging error. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a mislabeled or defective product, please consider contacting a Long Beach personal injury lawyer.