Undeclared Peanuts Lead to Another Texas Food Recall
For the second time in just the last few weeks, Texas Best Proteins, a Santo, Texas-based food manufacturer who produces Farm to Market Foods products, has decided to issue another Texas food recall of some of their products. On Dec. 22, they recalled more than 25,000 pounds of rice products because they may contain peanuts, a known allergen that was not listed on the product labels. At the end of last week, they decided to announce a recall of another product for the same reason.
For this recall, the company has targeted more than 26,000 pounds of Green Bean Casserole that was being sold at Brookshire Grocery Stores throughout Texas. The recall was ordered because the same Worcestershire sauce used in the previously recalled products was also an ingredient in the green bean casserole.
The Farm to Market Green Bean Casserole was distributed in Brookshire stores across Texas and was sold in 32 oz. retail trays. In addition, the green bean casserole was included with Holiday Smoked Turkey and Ham Dinner Kits in Brookshire’s Deli Departments. The stand-alone product came contained in a 32 oz. plastic black tray with a clear lid containing the “Farm to Market Foods” logo and the name Green Bean Casserole printed on top. Also on the lid were expiration dates ranging from January 5, 2017 through February 17, 2017. The product was also sold in bulk from Brookshire Deli Departments in disposable “to go” containers. Any product packed or purchased on or after November 7, 2016, is part of this recall.
So far, the company reports that there have been no illnesses reported to date, but they suggest that anyone who has consumed this product and has concerns should see a doctor immediately. Again, the voluntary recall was initiated after Texas Best Proteins learned that supplier Schreiber Foods had recalled the Ambrosia Brand Worcestershire Sauce they were using in some products due to a concern that it may contain peanut allergens that were not included in the list of ingredients.
Peanut allergies are potentially very serious and can often lead to severe allergic reactions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peanut allergies are the number one cause of food-induced anaphylaxis, which is an often deadly condition that can only be treated with a quick shot of epinephrine (adrenaline), which in turn necessitates a visit to a local ER.
Those who have purchased any of these green bean casserole products are being asked to return them to a Brookshire store for a full refund or to throw them away, especially if they suspect they may have an allergy to peanuts. If you or a loved one have consumed this or any other product that triggered an allergic reaction because of an undeclared ingredient, you should see a doctor immediately. After a diagnosis, please contact the Food Poisoning Injury Attorney atthe Hill Law Firm as soon as possible, so that we can investigate. If someone has been negligent, we will help you hold them responsible.