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Allergen Alert: Frozen Chicken Breasts With Wheat

Mt. Airy Meat Center of Mt. Airy, N.C. is recalling approximately 100 pounds of frozen, raw chicken breasts because they contain wheat, a known allergen not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review. In the recall alert, Mt. Airy Meat Center said it repackages chicken for individual retail sale; the company explained that the problem may have occurred due to a change in suppliers.

FSIS and the company said they have not received reports of adverse reactions.

The recall is for individual vacuum-sealed, approximately 1.5 lb. packages of “MT. AIRY MEAT CENTER MESQUITE CHICKEN BREAST RAW READY TO COOK” with the establishment number P-17690 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The chicken breasts were sold at the company’s retail store. 

For more information about the recall contact the company’s owner, Gray Gwyn, at 336-786-2023. 

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  • pat simon

    How does wheat get into raw chicken?

  • Likely in the seasoning used to impart a mesquite flavor.

  • Likely in the seasoning used to impart a mesquite flavor.