Oh dear. It seems Annie’s Naturals salad dressing is in the doghouse in a minor way. According to the FDA, the Napa company has recalled 686 cases of 8-oz. bottles of the stuff because it may contain soy, which was not on the label, and which can cause health problems for those who are allergic.
It’s a voluntary recall, and so far nobody has been reported as sick or otherwise affected by the mislabeling. Here’s some FDA details in case you’re worried:
Affected product was shipped to grocery and natural food stores in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington, between December 20, 2007 and February 6, 2008.
Consumers can most easily identify impacted product by looking at the product labels – the front label says Shiitake & Sesame Vinaigrette, but the back label and ingredient statement say Low Fat Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Only dressings with UPC # 0-92325-33319-2 with a Best By Date of 02/20/09/1/E and 02/20/09/2/E are affected.
Organic Shiitake & Sesame Vinaigrette, 16 oz. bottles of Shiitake & Sesame Vinaigrette, and other Annie’s Naturals products are not affected by this recall.
Apparently the mix-up happened when the company accidentally co-mingled two sets of labels. Oops (whispered)
Annie’s Naturals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in 8 fl oz. All-Natural Shiitake & Sesame Vinaigrette [FDA press release]
food recall:17 states affected by mislabeled salad dressing [Circle of Food]