WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a public health alert for ready-to-eat chicken meal kits that may contain wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product labels.
The affected items include:
- 11.55-oz plastic containers of “freshly made meal CHICKEN BREAST” with sell by dates of 03/26/22 through 03/29/22, and lot codes of TFNE078, TFNE079, TFNE080, and TFNE081.
- 11.55-oz plastic containers of “Hannaford freshly made meal chicken breast” with sell by dates of 03/26/22 through 03/29/22, and lot codes of TFNE078, TFNE079, TFNE080, and TFNE081.
The chicken breast meal kits were produced from March 19, 2022, to March 22, 2022, FSIS said. The products bear establishment number “P-46638” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The meal kits were shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
FSIS noted that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Taylor Farms, which produced the meal kits, notified FSIS after observing different seasonings than usual on the product labeled as grilled chicken breast while preparing the meal kits, the agency said. FSIS has verified the affected products are no longer available for sale, but the agency is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators.