Mt. Airy Meat Center Mesquite Chicken Breast Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: May 24, 2012
What: Mt. Airy Meat Center Mesquite Chicken Breast Raw Ready To Cook
Why: Misbranding; Wheat allergen not declared on the label
Scope: Mt. Airy Meat Center in North Carolina

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Mt. Airy Meat Center, a Mt. Airy, North Carolina establishment, is recalling approximately 100 pounds of frozen, raw Mt. Airy Meat Center Mesquite Chicken Breast because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains wheat a food allergen that is not declared on the label.

The product subject to recall is individual vacuum-sealed packages of Mt. Airy Meat Center Mesquite Chicken Breast Raw Ready To Cook, weighing approximately 1.5 pounds each.

The packages bear the establishment number "P-17696" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was sold to consumers at Mt. Airy Meat Center's retail store.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review. Mt. Airy Meat Center receives this product from a supplier and repackages it for individual retail sale; the problem may have occurred due to a change in suppliers.

FSIS and the company have not received reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Mt. Airy Meat Center's owner, Gray Gwyn, at (336) 786-2023.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.