Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy Recall: Potentially Life-Threatening Product
FDA recalls Seneca Foods Corporation's Hy-Vee turkey gravy ahead of Thanksgiving due to mislabeling that could cause severe allergic reactions.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall ahead of Thanksgiving on turkey gravy from Seneca Foods Corporation's Hy-Vee range, as some customers could face a "serious or life-threatening allergic reaction" to its contents. This is a serious issue that could pose a significant risk to those with soy allergies.
The recall was issued because a number of the corporation's Hy-Vee Turkey Gravy glass jars actually contained beef gravy, but the beef gravy's soy allergen was not labeled. This is a major oversight that could have serious consequences for those with soy allergies.
If someone with an allergic reaction to soy consumed the incorrectly described turkey gravy, they could face a range of reactions. The protein in the soy can bind to antibodies in the immune system in a way that triggers immune defenses. This can lead to unpredictable reactions, with anaphylaxis shock being one potential risk. This is a life-threatening condition that involves symptoms such as difficulty breathing, reduced blood pressure, and loss of consciousness.
Seneca Foods Corporation has stated that it is not aware of any reports of a consumer illness or health issue as a result of the mislabeled product. However, it is important to take this recall seriously and ensure that the product is returned if it is in your possession.
The recall impacts less than 1 percent of turkey gravy in Hy-Vee stores and customers should check for Hy-Vee Turkey Gravy in 12 oz glass jars with a UPC of 75450-03608 and an individual lot code of A3CG162M A3CG192M. It's essential to check the label of any gravy products to ensure that they do not contain the mislabeled beef gravy.
For customers looking for replacement gravy on Thanksgiving, it's important to note that not all stores have their usual hours. Many major retailers, including Walmart, Target, Costco, Sam's Club, Best Buy, Macy's, Trader Joe's, Michaels, Aldi, and Kroger, have announced that they will be closed. However, Big Lots!, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Rite Aid will remain open.
It's crucial to take this recall seriously and ensure that any mislabeled products are returned to the retail outlet where they were purchased. This is a serious issue that could pose a significant risk to those with soy allergies, and it's important to be vigilant in checking the labels of gravy products to ensure that they are safe for consumption.