Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: April 25, 2012
What: Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread
Why: Mispacked; Milk allergen not declared on the label
Scope: Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington

Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling 653 cases of 7 oz. Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread that may have been packaged into containers marked Ham Salad. The Ham Salad label does not list milk ingredients as a food allergen on the label. People who are allergic to milk products run the risk of a serious reaction if they consume this product.

No adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

The recalled 7 oz. Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread with UPC 71117.00003 was distributed in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington between April 11, 2012 and April 17, 2012. The product is sold in a 7 oz. plastic container marked on the side of the lid with Aug/05/12. After the use by date is a facility identifier code of 20 followed by a timestamp. No other package codes are affected by this recall.

The problem was discovered by a company representative during a routine store visit.

Customers who bought Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread are urged to return the packages to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline at 1-888-257-7913, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.