George's Inc., of Springdale, Ark., is recalling approximately 1.25 million pounds of frozen par-fried chicken tender products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products are formulated with wheat, a known allergen, which was not properly declared on the labels.
The problem was discovered during a routine label review conducted by the company, which then contacted FSIS. The problem occurred due to isolated printer issues that caused some labels to print without selected ingredients. The issue has been corrected.
FSIS and George's Inc. have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
The products subject to recall include:
- 10-lb. cases of "George's Uncooked Breaded Chicken Breast Tenderloins" with Case Code 4831 and packaging dates between February 21, 2013, and December 19, 2013.
- 10-lb. cases of "George's Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters" with Case Code 4861 and packaging dates between February 21, 2013, and January 4.
- 10-lb. cases of "George's Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters" with Case Code 4880 and packaging dates between February 21, 2013, and July 19, 2013.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P-13584" under the USDA Mark of Inspection and were sold to wholesale locations for distribution to institutional users nationwide.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.