The Pilgrim’s Pride poultry company has issued a voluntary recall of some types of breaded chicken wings because of problems with the food labeling. For more information on this recall and what this may mean for you and your health, keep on reading after the jump.
Two types of breaded chickens wings that were manufactured and distributed by Pilgrim’s Pride have been recalled because they contain egg that was not included on the food’s nutritional label.
Egg is a very common allergen and is required to be listed on food labels. The discrepancy was discovered during a quality assurance review of the company’s food labels, and when it was discovered that egg was not listed on the labels for the breaded chicken wings they immediately issued a recall.
Over 180,000 pounds of wings have been recalled including Pierce Hot and Spicy Breaded Chicken Wings and Sweet Georgia Brand Breaded Chicken Wings. They were sent to over 30 food distributors between January 1, 2010 and October 6, 2010. The specific lots that have been recalled include item codes 1701 and 95122 from the company’s Boaz, Alabama plant. Recalled lots include:
Product designation “P-413″ and coded designations of “0001,” “0007,” “0029,” “0044,” “0056,” “0058,” “0063,” “0075,” “0098,” “0109,” “0119,” “0135,” “0188,” “0215,” “0230,” “0244,” or “0279.”
Nobody has reported getting sick from the recalled product, but those who have purchased the recalled lots are encouraged to call Pilgrim’s toll-free hotline at 800-321-1470.
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