August 27, 2001
Lightlife Recalls Smart Cutlets Chicken Due to Undeclared
TURNERS FALLS, MA - August 24, 2001 -- Lightlife Foods is voluntarily
recalling 7,710 pounds of Smart CutletsTM Seasoned Chick'n after recently
being informed by an ingredient supplier that undeclared sulfites are
present in one of their ingredients. Because the Smart Cutlets Seasoned
Chick'n packages do not list sulfites among the ingredients, two production
lots of the product are being recalled nationwide. The product contains
undeclared sulfites, and people who are sensitive to sulfites run the risk
of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.
Available in retail refrigerator cases nationwide, Smart Cutlets Seasoned
Chick'n, UPC #43454-10101, comes in an 8-ounce package, containing two
4-ounce servings. The recall covers product marked "Best by Oct 12 01" and
"Best by Oct 14 01," found on the package side panel below the bar code.
Consumers are urged to return the product to the store where it was
purchased for a refund.
None of Lightlife's other products are affected by this recall.
No reports of illness related to this product have been received.
This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the Food and
Consumers with questions can find answers 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-233-7022
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.