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20,000 Pounds Of Empanadas Recalled By ShopRite

ShopRite has recalled nearly 20,000 pounds of empanadas.
ShopRite has recalled nearly 20,000 pounds of empanadas. Photo Credit: File

ShopRite has recalled nearly 20,000 pounds of chicken and pork empanadas sold in approximately 30 New Jersey stores due to mislabeling of ingredients, federal officials said.

The 19,757 pounds of empanadas contain egg, which is not listed in the ingredient statement on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The fully cooked pork and chicken empanadas were produced between Oct. 7, 2017 and Feb. 12, 2018. There have been no reports of injuries. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
  • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
  • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “3 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
  • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of “2 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork” with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.

Saker ShopRite is based in Linden.

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