Saker ShopRites recalls empanadas

Saker ShopRites of Linden, N.J., is recalling approximately 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas.

The products contain egg, an allergen not declared on the label.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The following fully-cooked items, produced between October 7, 2017, and February 12, 2018, are being recalled:

  • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
  • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
  • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018
  • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.

The recalled products, bearing establishment number “EST. 5495” or “EST. P-5495” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumer with questions may call 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748).

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