WASHINGTON —Harlingen, Texas-based VICS Acquisition LLC is recalling approximately 99,975 lbs. of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens according to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The products contain eggs, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
A co-packer for VICS Acquisition discovered the problem on Feb. 8, 2019, during a label review. The FSIS was notified the next day.
The happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken items were produced from Aug. 7 through Oct.15, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
- 1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “happi foodi BLOODY MARY INSPIRED CHICKEN” with lot codes 14528 and 15092 and use by dates of March 2, 2020 and April 15, 2020.
- 1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “SE Grocers MARSALA CHICKEN” with lot codes 14177 and 14532 and use by dates of Feb. 8, 2020 and March 3, 2020.
- 1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “SE Grocers MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HERB CHICKEN” with lot codes 14145 and 14531 and use by dates of Feb. 7, 2020 and March 4, 2020.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-34622” on the packaging. The chicken items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and the Southeast Grocers Brand products were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.