This Deli Staple Is Being Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens
If you or a loved one suffers from a nut allergy, there are some supermarket items you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole. But there are also some lesser-known threats to your health, like pesto sauce, vegan cheese, and chicken salad, apparently.
Ukrop's Homestyle Foods, a food producer based in Virginia, is recalling their ready-to-eat chicken salad due to undeclared allergens. After a customer complaint about the product containing almonds that were not listed on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the company is recalling almost 1,200 pounds of the packaged product.
The chicken salad, usually found in the refrigerator aisle of grocery stores, is being sold at various retailers across North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The product in question comes in 15-oz. round plastic containers labeled "Ukrop's Chicken Salad." The batch was produced on August 26, 2020, and has a sell-by date of September 2, 2020. In case you're wondering whether your Ukrop's chicken salad is affected, look for the establishment number "P-19979" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging.
This recall is categorized as Class I by the FDA, which is the most serious category of recalls, due to the fact that consumption of the product could cause "serious adverse health consequences or death."
So far, no reports of sickness have surfaced in relation to this recall, but consumers are advised to dispose of the product regardless of their allergy status.
The company faced a much larger product recall in 2018, when 18,269 pounds of their ready-to-eat meat and poultry products were pulled from grocery stores due to a potential contamination with Listeria.
Most recently, Progresso recalled thousands of pounds of its chicken soup due to a packaging mistake in which the cans were filled with a pork and beef product, while Frito-Lay recalled bags of their Barbecue-flavored potato chips because of a case of undeclared dairy allergens.
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