People that shop at Trader Joe's in Austin, Texas, should be aware
of a voluntary recall announced by Huxtable's Kitchen Inc. during
the first week of December 2013. The four states affected by this
defective products recall are Texas, California, Nevada and Utah. The recall is for a specific
lot of Trader Joe's Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin.
This lot includes 3270 trays with the 'Use By 12/13/13" label.
These trays were recalled because the ingredients listed did not include
milk or wheat. Several consumers face an increased allergen risk because
of the faulty labeling. Some people that are severely allergic may have
a life-threatening reaction after ingesting these ingredients. As of yet,
there haven't been any illness or injury reported as a result of this
faulty labeling. No other products in any other states are affected by
the incorrect ingredient labeling.
Huxtable's Kitchen initiated the recall after Trader Joe's alerted
them that there was corn product listed in the ingredients section, but
the egg and wheat listings in that product were missing. Customers that
purchased the Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin in the affected
regions may return the product for a complete refund. Customers that still
have questions may contact Huxtable's Kitchen directly.
Local attorneys may be brought in to help someone who has suffered from
deceptive labeling practices. An attorney may be able to assess the amount
of negligence or liability a company may have for a defective product.
Local legal counsel may also represent families that have lost a relative
due to a defective product. Local attorneys may work together with the
victim's physicians, care planners and rehab therapists in order to
accurately gauge the appropriate compensation for the damages suffered
in the incident.
Source: FDA, "Huxtable's Kitchen Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared
Allergens in Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin", Neil
Merritt, December 02, 2013