FSIS issues public health alert for chicken entrée products due to poor branding and undeclared allergen

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert over concerns that raw, ready-to-cook chicken entrée products may contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the finished product. product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure consumers with egg allergies are aware that these products should not be consumed. A recall was not requested as the products are no longer available for purchase.

Bacon and Cheddar Chicken Entrees were produced on September 9, 2022. The following products are affected by the public health alert [view labels]:

  • 12 oz. plastic-wrapped metal containers containing “READY-TO-COOK MEAL APRON FOR BACON AND CHEDDAR CHICKEN STUFFED” with an expiration date of 9/21/2022.

The products bear the establishment number “P-48176” inside the USDA inspection mark. These items were shipped to Publix locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The issue was discovered when the facility informed FSIS that it had received a notification from its customer that an incorrect label was on the back of the plastic-wrapped metal container. The label on the back of the product contains information for a Chicken Cordon Bleu product, which does not contain eggs. The chicken bacon and cheddar product contains eggs.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse effects due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers allergic to eggs who have purchased these products are advised not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the public health alert can contact Tampa Bay Fisheries Retail Compliance Officer Diana Butz at 813-752-8883 ext. 208.

Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA’s toll-free Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask the USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask the USDA or email a question to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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