May 3, 2002
Iowa Firm Recalls Chicken Product
Orange City, IA (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Advance Brands has recalled approximately 20,000
pounds of fully cooked, frozen chicken nuggets because they contain an
undeclared allergen – milk products – and are incorrectly labeled.
Milk products are a known allergen. Persons who have an allergy or severe
sensitivity to milk products run the risk of possible allergic reactions if
they consume this product.
The products subject to recall are 12-ounce trays of "Fast Fixin’, Hot &
Spicy Chicken Breast Nuggets, WHITE BREAST MEAT, FULLY COOKED." Each package
bears a 12-digit date code beginning with one of the following sequences:
"F1172," "F1282," "G0013," "G0051," G0063," G0174," "G0212," and "G0252."
Each package also bears the establishment code "P2568" inside the USDA mark
Also subject to recall are various sized packages of "Fast Fixin’, Hot &
Spicy Chicken Breast Nuggets, WHITE BREAST MEAT, FULLY COOKED." These
packages do not contain a bar code or a USDA seal of inspection. However, a
sticker indicating the product name, market weight and price label was
affixed to the package at the store.
The chicken nuggets were produced between Dec. 17, 2001 and April 17, 2002
and distributed to retail stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Ohio
"Because of the potential for injury, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said William Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. "Consumers who
have concerns about the product are urged not to eat it and return it to the
point of purchase."
Advance Brands discovered the problem and reported it to FSIS.
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this
product. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a
Media with questions about the recall may contact Bridget Little, marketing
manager for Advance Brands at (712) 737-4829 ext. 227. Consumers with
questions may contact Gina Abels, customer service specialist at (877) 447
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food
safety messages are available 24 hours a day.