2,871 pounds of rice and chicken products are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Some of the products may contain milk and wheat and are not declared on the product label. They are labeled as chicken and rice products despite containing beef ravioli products. They were produced and packaged on January 16, 2019 and include the 7.5 ounce canned microwavable bowls of “Chef Boyardee rice with chicken and vegetables”. The ‘best by’ date on the can was labeled as July 8, 2020 and they were shipped to grocery stores in New York, Florida, and Kentucky.
The company was first faced with the problem when consumers filed complaints after opening a rice with chicken and vegetable can, only to see beef ravioli instead. Those who have purchased this recalled product have been instructed to either throw it away or return it to where they purchased it for a refund. No reports of illnesses caused by the mislabeling have been released. This recall is classified as a Class I which means that it is a health hazard situation where there is reasonable probability that use of this product could cause serious health complications or death.