FSIS issues public health alert for frozen chicken sriracha ravioli

FSIS issues public health alert for frozen chicken sriracha ravioli
The FSIS issued a public health alert for nearly 49 pounds of frozen, fully-cooked chicken sriracha ravioli products that have been sold in several states. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert for nearly 49 pounds of frozen, fully-cooked chicken sriracha ravioli products, citing misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

According to a news release issued Thursday, the product may contain soy, which is a known allergen. Soy is not declared on the product label, the FSIS said. The agency said it is issuing the public health alert “out of caution” to ensure that consumers with allergic reactions to soy are aware that these products “should not be consumed.”

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The product, labeled as “Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Chicken Ravioli Ovals,” was produced with a different sriracha chili source than normal because the firm was unable to obtain the usual brand from its supplier, the FSIS release stated. The different sauce was used on Dec. 8, 2020, the agency stated.

The following product is subject to the public health alert: 

  • 16-oz. plastic bags of “FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET CHICKEN RAVIOLI OVALS” with best-by date “12/08/2021.”

The products bear establishment number “EST. M-1854/P-19980” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to the FSIS. These items were shipped to distributors and were sold in retail outlets in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The firm’s quality assurance director discovered the problem during a label review, according to the FSIS. There is no product currently available for sale to consumers. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.