Real Foods LLC Recalls Prepared Chef Salad

Washington firm recalls chef salads with ham and turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

Real Foods LLC, a Kent, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 308 pounds of Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The product contains fish (anchovies), a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 12.5-ounce clear plastic containers of “CHEF SALAD WITH HAM (WATER ADDED) AND TURKEY.”

The product was produced on Dec. 6, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “34834” inside the USDA mark of inspection and has “Sell by: 12/11/2014” printed on the product label. The product was shipped to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington.                                

The problem was discovered by a customer, who notified the company. The product is labeled for Ranch dressing, but contains a Caesar salad dressing pouch. The Caesar salad dressing contains anchovies.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Erin Sherry, sales manager, at (206) 432-3426. Media with questions about the recall can contact Bill Trazewich, sales manager, at (214) 354-1662.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consu

Review Date: 
December 11, 2014
Last Updated:
December 11, 2014