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From the information provided by USDA, the recalled products were not distributed in the State of Indiana, but were distributed in Illinois our neighboring state. Specific establishment distribution information is not available at this time. Additional information will be provided when available. In addition, if any recalled product is found, please notify Dan Gala at this office at 317-233-7360.
CLASS I RECALL
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
Peggy Riek (202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2008 – Perdue Farms, Inc., an Accomac, Va., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,710 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast products because they may contain an undeclared allergen. The products contain an Italian seasoning which includes milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The following products are subject to recall:
The chicken products were produced on Jan.19, 2008, and were distributed to retail establishments in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall should contact company Vice President of Corporate Communication Julie DeYoung at (410) 543-3166. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Perdue Consumer Relations hotline at (800) 473-7383.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
NOTE: Access news releases and other information at FSIS’ Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/