November 8, 2007–The Kroger Co. announced a recall of Kroger brand 16 oz. Light Caesar Salad Dressing with a Sell By date of May 09 08, a code of SA7221, and a UPC number: 0 11110-71765 8 on the back label.
The salad dressing is being recalled because the back label of the bottle was mislabeled with a Light Asian Salad Dressing label. A small number of cases were released that contain the back label for light Asian Dressing which does not list milk, egg, and anchovies in the ingredient statement or allergen contains statement.
People who have an allergy to milk, eggs, and/or anchovies run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.
No illnesses have been reported. For most consumers, there is no safety issue with the salad dressing.
The salad dressing may have been distributed to Kroger, Dillons, Food 4 Less (Chicago area only), Jay C, Smith’s, Fry’s, King Soopers, and City Market grocery stores. No other Kroger-brand salad dressings are affected by this food recall.
The mislabeling issue was identified at three Fry’s stores in the Phoenix area. Kroger is investigating the mislabeling and will enhance labeling procedures to prevent future occurrences.
Customers are encouraged to return the product to the store they purchased it from for a full refund.
Consumers with questions or concerns may call The Kroger Co. at 1-800-632-6900.
(Clearly, someone was not paying attention to quality control.)