ShopRite brand chicken gravy, 2 others, recalled for potential contamination

BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Jun 26, 2018

A Vineland-based company is recalling approximately 10,805 pounds of canned chicken gravy products because of a possible “deviation that may have led to underprocessing of products,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection said on Tuesday.

According to the federal agency, the chicken gravy was produced on April 4 at Aunt Kitty’s Foods, Inc. and includes brands Western Beef Chicken Gravy, ShopRite Chicken Gravy and Price Rite Chicken Gravy. The three brands all of the same lot codes of 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545 and a best by date of June 2021

“The products subject to recall bear establishment number ‘P-864’ inside the USDA mark of inspection,” the agency said. “These items were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey and New York.”

The agency added that, “The problem was discovered on June 19, 2018 during the establishment’s labeling process, which detected multiple bulging cans of chicken gravy. FSIS was notified on June 21, 2018.”

So far, there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to consuming the recalled products, the agency said, however it recommended that individuals with concerns should contact their healthcare provider.

The agency has listed this a Class I recall, which means “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”