|WASHINGTON, June 9, 2017 – Advance Pierre Foods, Inc., a Portland, Maine establishment, is recalling approximately 54,699 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The chicken tenders with sea salt and ground pepper and premium entrée Traditional Sage raw breaded dark meat chicken items were produced on various dates from February 14 to May 24, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
· 10-lb. packages of “Chicken Tenders Sea Salt and Ground Pepper” with lot codes 0971114002 and 0971441101.
· 12-lb. packages containing 4, 3-lb. bags of “Chicken Tenders Sea Salt and Ground Pepper” with lot codes 0970451101, 097801101 and 0971111101.
· 9-lb. packages containing 36 pieces of “Premium Entrée Traditional Sage Raw Breaded Dark Meat Chicken with Homestyle Stuffing” with codes number 0971401101.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations in California, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The problem was discovered on June 6, 2017, when they company received notification from an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Media with questions about the recall can contact Laura Phillips, at (513) 381-8347 or
foodservice vendors can contact Tracy Cochran at (580) 616-4390.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.