USDA Issues Public Health Alert for Mislabeled Aprons Ready-to-Cook Chicken Entrée Products - 2/15/23
Issue Date: Feb. 14, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that the raw, ready-to-cook chicken entrée products may be missing labeling that includes the list of ingredients and cooking instructions. This product contains soy and milk, known allergens, that may not be declared on the finished product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers with an allergy to soy and dairy are aware that these products should not be consumed and to ensure that consumers properly cook this product to an internal temperature of 165 degrees as measured by a food thermometer. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.
The raw, ready-to-cook chicken entrée products were produced on Feb. 3, 2023. The following products are subject to the public health alert: 12-oz. plastic-wrapped metal containers containing Aprons Sun-Dried Tomato & Cheese-Stuffed Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Potatoes (use by date of Feb. 15, 2023). The establishment number for the product is P-48176.
These items were shipped to Publix distribution locations in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.
The problem was discovered when the establishment notified FSIS that the product was inadvertently misbranded when a printer did not place the bottom label on the product packaging. As a result, the list of ingredients and the cooking instructions are missing.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or 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.
FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume chicken that has been cooked to a temperature of 165 degrees F. The only way to confirm that chicken is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature.
Consumers and members of the media with questions regarding the public health alert can contact John Miller, Director of Operations, Tampa Bay Fisheries at 813-752-8883 ext. 202, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more on the USDA’s website.
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