Stonewall Kitchen of York, ME is voluntarily recalling 4,812 jars of its Ghost Pepper Queso with an Enjoy By date of 23MAY2021, as a small number of those were mislabeled as Ghost Pepper Salsa. Ghost Pepper Queso includes two allergens, milk and soy, that are not included in Ghost Pepper Salsa, and therefore don’t appear on the ingredient statement of the mislabeled jars. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. While Stonewall Kitchen believes that only a small number of jars were mislabeled out of the 4,812 which were manufactured that day, the company is recalling all of them out of an abundance of caution. Of note, the mislabeled jars should be very easy to spot: Ghost Pepper Queso product is a bright yellow-orange color, while Ghost Pepper Salsa is dark red.
A limited quantity of this product was distributed nationwide to consumers through Stonewall Kitchen’s retail stores and through third-party wholesale customers such as specialty grocers or gourmet food shops.
Potential affected product includes the following details:
- Name: Ghost Pepper Queso (Mislabeled as Ghost Pepper Salsa)
- Enjoy By Date: 23 MAY2021
- Packaged in a 16 oz. glass jar with a brushed silver lid
To date, Stonewall Kitchen has not experienced any problems or complaints about these products. No injuries or illnesses have been reported. This is a voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.
This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.
If consumers have any of the above product, they must discontinue use and return it to place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Stonewall Kitchen Premier Services Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800-826-1735 for refund instructions and any further questions.