Vita Foods recalls herring fillets

March 31, 2014, 4:43 pm

Chicago-based Vita Food Products is issuing a voluntary recall of its ELF herring fillets in wine sauce due to the existence of undeclared milk, prompting the retraction of 2,280 individual plastic 12 ounce jars of of the product.

The single lot of ELF herring fillets in wine sauce should have been labeled as another ELF-branded product, Herring Fillets in Real Sour Cream.

"People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product," the company said.

There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product, which went out to retailers on Dec. 26 of last year in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

roducts from this lot can be identified by the best if used before date of 21 May 14 and lot number 03553, which can be found on the backside of the jar at the bottom of the label. The front of the label says “Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce.”

Mislabeled products that are subject to recall will be obvious to consumers because the recalled product’s white sour cream sauce can be seen through the clear plastic jar. Properly labeled Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce product has a clear sauce and is not subject to this recall.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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