US: Chicken recalled due to undeclared allergen

02-03-2009 | | |

Weis Markets is recalling approx. 2,852 pounds of stuffed chicken breast products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announce that wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall are 1-pound packages of Weis Quality Premium Meats, “Simply Delicious Chicken Cordon-Bleu.”

Each label bears “P-8821” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken cordon bleu products were produced on various dates between 8 January and 26 February, and were shipped to retail stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The problem was discovered by a routine product inspection conducted by the production establishment. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

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US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

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Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist