WASHINGTON – Chicago-based Harvest Food Group Inc. launched a recall of approximately 47,332 lbs. of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. The products contain milk, a known allergen, that was not declared on the product label.
The company discovered the problem during a label inventory check. The items subject to the recall include 9-oz. cardboard packages of “yumnum global cuisine YAKITORI SEASONED CHICKEN FRIED RICE” bearing lot codes “C041A8K12 BEST BY 11/12/2019,” “C091A8L04 BEST BY 12/04/2019,” and “C091A8L05 BEST BY 12/05/2019.”
The affected items were produced on Nov. 12, 2018, Dec. 4, 2018 and Dec. 5, 2018. The products bear establishment number “P-34457” inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS said the chicken fried rice was shipped to retail locations in Illinois and Michigan.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, FSIS noted, however there are concerns that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers or refrigerators. The agency is urging consumers who have bought the affected products to throw them away or return them to place of purchase.