WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a public health alert for products labeled as bao Thai-style curry chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

The agency stated that it issued this public health alert to ensure that consumers with allergies to soy and sesame are aware that this product should not be consumed. The product labeled as bao curry chicken may actually contain teriyaki chicken bao products, which include soy and sesame, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

FSIS said a recall was not requested because the affected product is no longer available for purchase.

The fully cooked, frozen bao curry chicken product was packaged on March 20, 2024. The affected product is: 

  • 10-oz boxes containing four “WOW BAO BAO THAI-STYLE CURRY CHICKEN” with “best if used by” date “4/12/25” printed on the side of the box.

The product bears the establishment number “P-40001” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

These items were shipped to Walmart retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the producing establishment notified FSIS that it received a consumer complaint that a box labeled bao Thai-style curry chicken contained pouches of the bao teriyaki chicken.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.