Heinz gravy recalled after labeling issue

DETROIT -- Hundreds of cases of Heinz brand gravy are being voluntarily recalled by Kraft Heinz Company because they may have been mislabeled, reports CBS Detroit.

The Food and Drug Administration says some jars of what, according to the label, appears to be Heinz Pork Gravy might actually be Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy and, as a result, not labeled as containing milk and soy.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the product.

About 500 cases of the product are affected by the recall. All were distributed to US. retailers.

Included in the recall:

For consumers: Heinz HomeStyle Gravy Pork; individual 12 oz glass jars with “Best By” date 12/28/2017 followed by MU6F04 4Q and a timestamp. Individual package UPC 013000798907.

For retailers:  Heinz HomeStyle Gravy Bistro Au Jus; cases of 12 oz. glass jars with Case Unit BEST BY Code Date MU6F04, Best By 12/28/2017 and case UPC 10013000798508

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date and no other sizes, varieties or code dates of Heinz Gravy other than lose listed above are included in the recall, according to the company.

“We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” the company said in statement.

Consumers who purchased this product shouldn’t eat it and should return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Anyone who has questions or wants to request a refund by phone can call the company at 1-866-572-3808 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Copyright 2016 CBS


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