Almost 120,000 Pounds of This Restaurant's Beef Is Being Recalled at Grocery Stores Nationwide
Many restaurants now serve some of the most popular dishes on the menu at grocery stores—from treats to condiments. Shoppers who picked up one specific dish in the frozen section recently should be on alert because according to two consumers, one option may not contain what is on its label.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted an announcement on July 30 that 119,581 pounds of the P.F. Chang's Home Menu Beef & Broccoli meal—or about 87,000 packages—sold at retail locations nationwide are being recalled because they may mistakenly contain orange chicken inside. Therefore it would contain chicken and egg, a known allergen, but not declare these on the label. This can be dangerous for anyone who has an allergy or sensitivity to eggs who has a bag in question in their possession.
"The problem was discovered when the producing establishment notified FSIS that it received two consumer complaints that the beef and broccoli package contained a chicken-based product," the alert says. "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."
The black packages bear a lot code of 5006 2146 2012 and a Best By date of May 21, 2023. Because the P.F. Chang's Home Menu Beef & Broccoli is frozen and the Best By date has not passed, FSIS is concerned that it may be in consumers' freezers.
This isn't the only potentially dangerous grocery item out there at a store near you right now. Costco members have recently been alerted to a recall involving protein drinks sold at the warehouse—but the problem includes quite a few other supermarkets, as well. Around 53 products could be contaminated with rare bacteria, the FDA says.