July 7, 20002.5 Tons of Chicken Salad Recalled for Undeclared Allergen
AL (SafetyAlerts) - Stratton's
Salads is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,400 pounds of chicken salad because it
contains the food coloring "F.D.&C. Yellow #5", which is undeclared on the
label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced
"F.D.&C. Yellow #5" food coloring is a known allergen. Persons who have an
allergy or severe sensitivity to the food coloring run the risk of possible allergic
reactions if they consume this product.
The product being recalled is 7 oz., 12 oz., 24 oz., and 5 lb. cups of "Mrs.
Stratton's Chicken Salad." The 7, 12 and 24-ounce containers bear the code "SELL
BY AUG 11" or "SELL BY AUG 12" on the container bottoms. The 5-pound
containers bear the code "SELL BY AUG 6" on the label. "P-395" appears
in the USDA inspection legend on the labels on all containers.
The chicken salad was produced on June 26 and 27, and distributed to retail stores and
institutions in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Nashville, Tenn., and the Florida panhandle
"FSIS wants consumers to be aware of the recall," said Thomas J. Billy,
administrator of FSIS. "We urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers
and not to eat the product if they have that allergy and return it to the point of
No illnesses associated with consumption of the product have been reported to FSIS. Anyone
concerned about an illness should contact a physician immediately.
The problem was discovered by the company, which informed FSIS.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact George Bradford at (205) 940-9640.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Vance Fulkerson at (205) 940-9640.
Consumers with 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.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers July 7, 2000.
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