Okla. company recalls chicken products due to undeclared allergens
ENID, Okla. — A food production firm based in Enid, Okla. issued a recall for frozen chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Oklahoma-based AdvancePierre Foods recalled about 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken products because milk and soy, which were used in production of the food items, were not declared on the labels.
In a release on its website, the FSIS said ten-pound bulk cases of “Our Down Home Style Chicken Breast Fritters for Chicken Frying,” with Lot Code 5440730403 or 5440800403 that were produced between March 14 and 21, were subject to the recall — only these specific lot codes and dates are affected.
These products, which bear the UPC Code 36541 and establishment number P-2260Y, were distributed to food service establishments in Colorado, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia, said the FSIS.
AdvancePierre Foods discovered the issue during an internal label review, according to the FSIS release. The company inadvertently used labels with incorrect ingredient statements — two of the eight most common food allergens were not identified on the labels.
Neither the FSIS or AdvancePierre Foods have received reports of illness due to the consumption of these food items.
Consumers with questions about the recall were advised to contact customer service manager Julie Moeller at 580-616-4364 or 580-977-6948.