Multiple frozen chicken products recalled due to misbranding, undeclared allergens

Marco Green
February 12, 2019

Almost 100,000 pounds of chicken was recalled because of mislabeling and the undeclared presence of eggs, an allergen, the USDA announced.

The happi foodi items were shipped to stores nationwide and the Southeast Grocers Brand items were shipped to stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and SC.

A South Texas company is recalling almost 50 tons (45.36 metric tons) of chicken products due to misbranding and the labels not indicating the items contain an allergen - eggs.

The products were all packaged in 1.5-pound bags and also have the establishment number "P-34622".

Happi foodi items were shipped nationwide.

A company that VICS Acquisition co-packs for discovered the problem Friday. The happi foodi products were shipped to retail stores across the country, while the Southeast Grocers products were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and SC. There have been no confirmed reports of any illness or adverse reactions from consumers eating the product. But the USDA considers this a class I recall and a high health risk. In more serious but rare cases it can cause anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers or refrigerators. The presence of eggs is not mentioned on the label.

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