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Undeclared Allergens, Misbranding Prompt Recall of 100,000 Pounds of Chicken Products

— February 17, 2019

VICS Acquisition is recalling close to 50 tons of chicken meals after it discovered misbranding issues related to undeclared allergens.

Recalled Chicken Meal
Recalled Chicken Meal; image courtesy of the USDA,

An estimated 100,000 pounds of chicken has been recalled by VICS Acquisition because of undeclared allergens and misbranding issues. According to the recall notice, certain packages of happi foodi “Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Mediterranean Herb Chicken” may contain eggs, a common food allergen.

The affected products were shipped nationwide to retailers in states like Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The specific products included in the recall are as follows, according to the notice:

  • 1.5-pound packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken with lot codes 14528 and 15092 and use by dates of March 2, 2020, and April 15, 2020
  • 1.5-pound packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of SE Grocers Marsala Chicken with lot codes 14177 and 14532 and use by dates of Feb. 8, 2020, and March 3, 2020
  • 1.5-pound packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of Mediterranean Herb Chicken with lot codes 14145 and 14531 and use by dates of Feb. 7, 2020, and March 4, 2020

All the affected products are marked with establishment number P-34622 and were produced between August 7 and October 15, 2018. Fortunately, there have been no reports of anyone experiencing adverse reactions from consuming the products. For now, if you have one of the recalled products in your home, either throw them away or return for a refund.


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