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Chicken Recalled for Not Listing Whey as Allergen

California’s Pampanga Food Company Inc., based in Anaheim, is recalling approximately 14,430 pounds of sautéed chicken products because they contain an undeclared allergen, whey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. 

Whey is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. 

A Class I, High Health risk recall, it is the 66th of the year involving either meat or poultry.

The products subject to recall are 30 lb. cases of “PAMPANGA Sautéed Chicken,” with each case containing 3 lb. bags.

Each package bears the establishment number “P-9029-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a packaging date between May 6, 2010 and Dec. 6, 2010. 

Each case has a production date appearing as a lot number ranging from “0506” to “1203.” The products were sent to distribution centers for further sale to restaurants in both California and Hawaii.

The mislabeling was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. 

No adverse reactions from eating the recalled chicken have yet been reported.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers, including restaurants, of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. 

Consumer and media with questions about the recall should contact Reynaldo Reyes, the company’s president, at 714-553-1336. 

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