CHICKEN VS. EGG — THE BEEF CONTINUES
by Nani Senchal
“Recall.” Scary word, right? It conjures terrifying images of Jack in the Box in the ’90s and China-made Christmastime junk. But it turns out, this chicken Caesar salad recall — from Honolulu’s So Ono Food Products –is nothing to freak out about because nothing’s wrong with the food. Instead, egg in its dressing was not declared — which can be a dangerous thing for people with egg allergens.
However, while chicken Caesar salad-loving folks with an aversion to yolks are being protected, this news certainly won’t help ease longstanding tension between chickens and eggs; and their argument as to who came first continues.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: So Ono Food Products, a Honolulu, Hawaii establishment, is recalling approximately 553 pounds of chicken Caesar salads because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The chicken Caesar salads include individual packets of Caesar salad dressing made with egg, a known allergen which is not declared on the package label.
A NOTE FROM THE STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S FOOD AND DRUG BRANCH: FYI — this recalled salad was distributed to Safeway statewide. Since this is a USDA recall, FDB will not follow-up on this recall.