Posted on: February 20, 2011
Consumers allergic to soy or seafood may want to avoid frozen okra, which has been recalled because it contains the allergens, which are not listed on the packaging. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , Magic Valley Fresh Frozen, Inc., based in McAllen, Texas is recalling the frozen okra.
The recall is a preventive measure because individuals with whey allergies or sensitivities have the risk of experiencing life-threatening allergic reactions if they were to consume the okra.
Nearly 6,492 packages of the frozen breaded okra are being recalled. The frozen breaded okra was sold to retail grocery stores throughout the United States with the label Spartan or Shurfine. The product was packaged in 16 ounce plastic bags with the codes MV29110O1 or MV23510P1 printed on the back of the package, along with the UPC code 0 11213 35681 5 or 0 11161 13389 6, according to the FDA
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I’m glad to hear that this product has not caused any reported illnesses or allergic reactions so far. Customers who bought the frozen okra may return it for a full refund, or contact the company with any questions at 956-994-8947.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to a recalled food product, contact a personal injury attorney in Charleston .