Good gravy! When was the last time you heard anything labeled as ‘bulging’ being a bad thing? Well, it turn out this pleasantly plump verb can also describe some less-than-desirable qualities in a manufactured food stuff.
The U.S. Food Service Inspection and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that consumers may still have the bulging cans of chicken gravy, which were produced by Aunt Kitty’s Foods Inc., in their possession due to the product’s exorbitantly long shelf-life, which is still several years away (June 2021), according to a June 26 recall notice posted on the agency’s website.
Products affected by the recall include:
- 10.5-oz. canned “Western Beef Chicken GRAVY” with lot codes 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545 and a best-by date of June 2021;
- 10.5-oz. canned “ShopRite Chicken GRAVY” with lot code 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545 and a best-by date of June 2021; and
- 10.5-oz. canned “Price Rite Chicken GRAVY” with lot code 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545 and a best-by date of June 2021.
These products were manufactured on April 4, 2018, and feature the establishment number “P-864” inside the USDA mark of inspection. All recalled lots were shipped to retail locations in New York and New Jersey.
The problem was found on June 19 while Aunt Kitty was labeling her beloved gravy, during which several bulging cans were identified. FSIS was notified about the issue on June 21.
If you purchased any of the recalled chicken gravy, you should not eat it, and either throw it away or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.
To date, no illnesses or other injuries have been associated with the recall, FSIS said.
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