Check your pantry, because there’s been a Chef Boyardee recall. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently announced a recall of canned microwavable bowls of Chef Boyardee rice with chicken and vegetables due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. A representative from Conagra Brands (the makers of Chef Boyardee) said in an email statement, “Our top priority is the safety of our products and we apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.”

The recalled products contain undeclared milk and wheat products, making them potentially dangerous for anyone with an allergy to these ingredients. Read on for what you need to know about the recall.

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Recalled Product Description: Chef Boyardee Rice with Chicken & Vegetables

The current recall includes 7.5-ounce canned microwavable bowls with Chef BOYARDEE rice with chicken & vegetables on the label. The bottom of the bowls includes the package code of 210090151050045L and ‘BEST BY’ date of Jul082020.

Why the Microwavable Bowls Were Recalled

On Mar. 8, the FSIS was notified of mislabeling on microwave beef ravioli bowls. The bowls, which contained beef ravioli, were incorrectly identified as chicken with rice and vegetables. The product in the bowls contains undeclared milk and wheat ingredients. As of now, there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.

How to Tell If Your Chef Boyardee Product Was Recalled

The affected products have “Chef BOYARDEE rice with chicken & vegetables” printed on the label. The products also bear the establishment number “EST 794” on the bottom. Affected products were shipped to retailers in Florida, Kentucky and New York.

What Parents Can Do

If your child, or household member, has a milk or wheat allergy do not eat this product. Throw the microwavable meals away or bring them to the place of purchase. Direct all questions about this recall to Conagra’s manager of quality at 1-800-921-7404.

—Erica Loop

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