In a nutshell: Thousands of pounds of boneless chicken breasts are being recalled because of a seasoning that includes milk but was not declared on the label. For people who are allergic to milk, that could be problematic or fatal.
Jan. 26, 2008–Perdue Farms, Inc., an Accomac, Va., company, is recalling approximately 24,710 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast products because they may contain an undeclared allergen. The chicken breasts contain an Italian seasoning which includes milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
28.8-ounce packages of PERDUE Perfect Portions, 6 Individually Wrapped Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts. Each package bears the establishment number EST. P-7903 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the UPC code 72745-06819. Each package also bears a Sell-by or Freeze-By date of FEB 02, FEB 03, FEB 04, FEB 05 or FEB 06.
The chicken products were produced on Jan.19, 2008, and were distributed to retail establishments in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a doctor.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Perdue Consumer Relations hotline at (800) 473-7383.