FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 2, 2013 - Huxtable’s Kitchen Inc. of Vernon, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin (SKU 96541) sold in the refrigerated section with “Use By 12/13/13” date, because it may not list wheat and egg in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall affects only Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin bearing the “USE BY 12/13/13” date packaged in 16 oz. tray with a sleeve. The Use By date is printed on the side of the sleeve. The 3270 trays possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Southern California, Utah, Southern Nevada and Texas. No other lots, products or stores are affected. The same product bearing the “USE BY 12/13/13” date sold in other regions is NOT affected.
The voluntary recall was initiated by Huxtable’s Kitchen after Trader Joe’s discovered that affected packages bearing the label for Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin mistakenly contained a corn product made with wheat and egg.
Customers who have purchased the Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Huxtable’s Kitchen, Inc. at 323-923-2888 from 8 AM-4:30 PM PST, Monday-Friday.