Update on Trader Joe’s Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Recall

Posted on June 21, 2012

Recall information that made the rounds last week has been updated to reflect new facts that have come to light.

The recall still concerns the same product, which is Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast under the Trader Joe’s brand.  This item was produced in one pound packaging, and each unit will contain a use by date between June 13 and June 23 of this year.  This can be found on a sticker on the package.

Originally, the recall notice advised consumers that the product was only available in California, Washington, Arizona and Oregon.  Since the recall was issued, however, it has come to the attention of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Inspection Services that the chicken was also available for purchase in New Mexico and Nevada.

3,534 pounds in total have had to be recalled by the manufacturer of the item, the South  San Francisco-based Antonelli’s and Sons.  The reason for the recall remains the same:  the presence of soy, monosodium glutamate, and milk without the label stating that these ingredients were used in the manufacture of the product.  Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients could find themselves experiencing a severe reaction that could become life-threatening if left unchecked.

A label review uncovered the potential allergen hazard, which was likely the result of one of the ingredients comprising the chicken being altered.

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