Trader Joe’s Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||June 13, 2012|
|Update:||June 15, 2012|
|What:||Trader Joe's Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast|
|Why:||Misbranding; Milk and soy allergens and monosodium glutamate (MSG) not declared on the label|
|Scope:||Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Antonelli's and Sons, a South San Francisco, California establishment, is recalling approximately 3,534 pounds of Trader Joe's Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast because of misbranding and undeclared ingredients including food allergens. The product may contain undeclared milk and soy food allergens and monosodium glutamate (MSG), which are not noted on the label.
The product subject to recall is approx. 1 lb. trays of Trader Joe's Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast with a Use By date of 06/13/12 through 06/23/12 located on a sticker in the top right corner of the package.
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "P-22018" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was packaged between June 1, 2012, and June 11, 2012, and was distributed to Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. [June 15, 2012]
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a label review and may have occurred as a result of a change in an ingredient used in the product. MSG is not classified as an allergen but can cause a brief reaction in people with a sensitivity to MSG.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call the Antonelli's and Sons Chief Operating Officer, Larry Barron, at (650) 952-7413.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.