Federal authorities announced a recall of about 100,000 pounds of prepared chicken products sold in retail stores throughout the Southern states due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service says that three chicken products made by VICS Acquisition of Harlingen, Texas, and sold under the “happi foodi” or “SE Grocers” brand names contain eggs that are not declared on the product labeling.
The products included in the recall were made between Aug. 7 and Oct. 15, 2018, and sold in stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The “happi foodi” brand product was distributed to states nationwide.
- 1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken” with lot codes 14528 and 15092 and use-by dates of March 2, 2020, and April 15, 2020.
- 1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “SE Grocers Marsala Chicken” with lot codes 14177 and 14532 and use-by dates of Feb. 8, 2020, and March 3, 2020.
- 1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “SE Grocers MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HERB CHICKEN” with lot codes 14145 and 14531 and use-by dates of Feb. 7, 2020, and March 4, 2020.
All of the recalled chicken products bear the establishment number “P-34622” on the packaging.
The USDA says it has received no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions due to the undeclared allergens. However, the agency considers the Class I recall to pose a “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
Consumers are urged to discard any of the unused products or return them to the store of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled chicken products can call 201-559-9801.