September 8, 2008

Patak-Brand Dopiaza Cooking Sauce Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Patak's-brand Dopiaza Cooking Sauce due to a potential health hazard.

The FDA said ACH Food Cos. Inc. of Memphis initiated the recall because the product might contain an undeclared milk allergen, posing a health risk to people allergic to milk.

The product is sold under two labels: "Patak's Rich Tomato and Onion Cooking Sauce Dopiaza (Mild)" and "Patak's Dopiaza Curry Cooking Sauce Mild." The voluntary recall only applies to products sold in the United States.

The company said the product, as formulated, does not include butter, so butter was not included on the ingredient statement or in the nutritional statement. An error at the co-packer resulted in the wrong recipe being used in preparing the sauce and that recipe included butter as an ingredient, the company said.

Consumers who have purchased the product with either of the labels and with a "Best By Date" on or before February 2010 should return the unused portion of the product to the store for a refund. Consumers can also call the company at 800-726-3648 to receive a coupon for another Patak's product.