March 31, 2001Keystone Foods Recalls 3.7
Million Pounds of Chicken Breast Strips
AL (SafetyAlerts) - Keystone Foods
is voluntarily recalling approximately 3.7 million pounds of chicken breast strips because
they contain undeclared allergens (whey and egg yolks), the U.S. Department of
Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
Whey and egg yolks are known allergens. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity
to the whey or egg yolks run the risk of possible allergic reactions if they consume this
The products being recalled are "FULLY COOKED GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS WITH RIB
MEAT" packaged in case numbers 50054, 5005430K, and 5005440G. All cases are labeled
with the plant number P-17341.
The products were distributed to restaurants and institutions in Kentucky, Virginia,
Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, California, and Texas.
"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and accurately
labeled," said Thomas J. Billy, administrator of FSIS. "Consumers who have
concerns should return the products to the point of purchase."
The problem was discovered by the establishment, which then notified FSIS. FSIS is not
aware of any illnesses associated with consumption of the product. Anyone concerned about
an illness should contact a physician immediately.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Allison Appleby, food
safety quality assurance manager with Keystone Foods, at (256) 492-4050.
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
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