Undeclared Allergen Presence Prompts Recall of Trader Joe’s Chicken

Posted on June 14, 2012

Another food product is being recalled due to the danger that it could pose to those persons who consume the product.

The recall was announced by the South San Francisco, California-based Antonelli’s and Sons on the website of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.  The product that could pose a health hazard was sold at Trader Joe’s and is called Trader Joe’s Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast.  The item in question was available in a one pound see-through package and has a use by date between June 13 and June 24.  This can be found on a sticker on the product.  3,534 pounds in total are affected by the recall.

The recall only affects those versions of the product that have P-22018 as their establishment number and that were available at stores in Washington, Arizona, Oregon, and right here in California between June 1 and this past Monday.

At issue is the fact that this raw chicken could contain milk, soy, or monosodium glutamate allergens without the label specifying as much.  This could pose a danger to anyone allergic or sensitive to those products.  The FSIS discovered the potential safety issue when conducting a standard label review.  They believe that one of the ingredients used in the products’ manufacture had undergone a change in its makeup, thus creating the undeclared allergen hazard.

No reports of illness have come to the attention of authorities at this time.

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