FSIS issues public health alert for chicken entree products over mislabeling and an undeclared allergen


WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2022 – The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert amid concerns that the raw, ready-to-cook chicken entrée products may contain egg, a known allergen found on the finished product product label is not declared. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure consumers with an egg allergy are aware that these products should not be consumed. A recall was not requested as the products are no longer available for purchase.

The Bacon Cheddar Chicken Appetizer products were made on September 9, 2022. The following products are subject to the public health warning [view labels]:

  • 12 ounces. Plastic wrapped metal containers containing “Ready-to-cook aprons for a bacon and cheddar smothered chicken” with a use by date of 9/21/2022.

The products bear the company number “P-48176” within the USDA certification mark. These items were shipped to Publix locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The problem was discovered when the facility informed FSIS that it had received a notification from its customer that the back of the plastic-wrapped metal container had an incorrect label. The label on the back of the product contains information about a chicken cordon bleu product that does not contain an egg. The Bacon Cheddar Chicken product contains egg.

There are no confirmed reports of side effects from consuming these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ fridges or freezers. Consumers with an egg allergy who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the point of sale.

Consumers and members of the media with questions regarding the public health alert may contact Tampa Bay Fisheries Retail Compliance Manager Diana Butz at 813-752-8883, ext. 208.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or via live chat Ask USDA Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Consumers can also view food safety news at Ask USDA or email a question to MPHotline@usda.gov. Consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product can access the electronic consumer complaint monitoring system 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.


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