Thursday, February 14, 2008

Nick and Katie's, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert

Nick and Katie's, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Soy, and Wheat in Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Crayfish, Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, Stuffed Bell Pepper, Stuffed Crab, Mediterranean Stuffed Artichoke, Stuffed Italian Artichoke, and Artichoke Balls

Nick and Katie's, Inc. of New Orleans, LA, is recalling the following Nick & Katie's brand products:

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, net wt 10 oz
Crayfish Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, net wt 10 oz
Stuffed Bell Pepper, net wt 10 oz
Stuffed Crab, net wt 8 oz
Mediterranean Stuffed Artichoke, net wt 16 oz
Stuffed Italian Artichoke, net wt 16 oz
Artichoke Balls, net wt Half Ounce

These products are being recalled because they contain milk, soy, and wheat that was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk, soy, and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, soy, or wheat run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

These products were distributed through retailers from the Greater New Orleans Area including the Northshore to the Greater Baton Rouge Area from January 24, 2008 until February 6, 2008. These products are individually wrapped in clear plastic wrap bearing the following labels: Nick & Katie Ruffino's Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, net wt 10 oz; Nick & Katie Ruffino's Crayfish Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, net wt 10 oz; Nick & Katie Ruffino's Stuffed Bell Pepper, net wt 10 oz; Nick & Katie Ruffino's Stuffed Crab, net wt 8 oz; Nick & Katie Ruffino's Mediterranean Stuffed Artichoke, net wt 16 oz; Nick & Katie Ruffino's Stuffed Italian Artichoke, net wt 16 oz; and Nick & Katie Ruffino's Artichoke Balls, net wt Half Ounce.

There have been no reported illnesses to date.

The omission was found during a routine FDA inspection. Distribution of these products has been suspended while we correct the labels to include all ingredients.

Consumers who have questions or purchased the product may contact Richard Ruffino at (504) 283-8887 for information and return instructions.

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