Perdue Foods LLC has recalled 500 pounds of ready-to-cook chicken products due to undeclared allergens and misbranding, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The product being recalled contains eggs, an allergen that was not declared on the product’s label.
Perdue’s chicken breast tenderloin fritters were mistakenly labeled as the Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritter. The tenderloin fritters contain egg whites, whereas the Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritters do not.
“An allergic reaction may range from mild – in which the person sneezes or has a runny nose – to sever in which a person has an anaphylactic reaction,” says The Law Office of Kevin P. Justen.
Consumers are urged not to consume these recalled products. The products should be returned to the place of purchase or thrown away.
The recalled chicken products were produced on December 6, 2017. The products were shipped to food service locations in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Florida.
The products subject to the recall display the establishment number of “P-11507” inside of the USDA inspection mark.
The products were shipped in 10-pound boxes, which contained two 5-pound plastic bags. The recalled products show a case code of 7374 with the label “Chef Redi Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritter, Rtc – Large.”
The problem was discovered while conducting routine label verification activities.
Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact Perdue’s Consumer Relations at 1-877-727-3447.
No reports of injury or illness related to the consumption of these products have been confirmed. Consumers who are concerned about illness or injury should contact a healthcare provider.
News of the recall comes as Perdue Farms announced its “Drive Out Hunger” challenge grant. The grant, in the amount of $57,500, will be put towards the purchase of a new refrigerated box truck.
The Food Bank of Delaware and Perdue’s foundation announced the challenge as the food company presented the grant. The two organizations have challenged the community to raise another $42,500 needed for the purchase.
“We know that vehicles, for us, is so important. Our fleet travels more than 450,000 miles each year allowing for the safe transport and delivery of both perishable and nonperishable food to Food Bank of Delaware Partners,” said Patricia Beebe, CEO and President of the Food Bank of Delaware. “It’s really an important part of our operation.”
Beebe says that without well-operating vehicles, some members of the community would be without food.
The food bank has nine full-time truck drivers that help keep food moving across the state to churches, schools and other locations. Six part-time drivers operate vans.
The organization has a total of 108 sets of wheels, primarily 26-foot box trucks and cargo vans.
To entice local businesses to participate in the challenge, the organization will display the logos of any business that donates more than $5,000 on the new truck.
“At Perdue, we believe that in a country as rich as ours, no one should go hungry,” said Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Perdue Foundation. “That’s why we’re proud to be a long-time partner in the fight against hunger with the Food Bank of Delaware. We’re proud to support their Drive Out Hunger initiative through a grant form the Foundation and help improve food security for our neighbors in the First State.”