March 3, 2009


US firm recalls stuffed chicken products on undeclared allergen


Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets Inc. is recalling about 2,852 pounds of stuffed chicken breast products as they may contain wheat, an undeclared allergen, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said.


Wheat, a known allergen, is not declared on the label. The following products are subject to recall: 1-pound packages of Weis Quality Premium Meats, "Simply Delicious Chicken Cordon-Bleu."


Each label bears "P-8821" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken cordon bleu products were produced on various dates between Jan. 8 and Feb. 26, and were shipped to retail stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The problem was discovered by a routine product inspection conducted by the production establishment. FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with the products.