WASHINGTON – Weis Markets’ ready-to-eat (RTE) General Tso Chicken meals were the subject of a public health alert issued on May 13 by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The items may contain a known allergen, milk, which was not declared on the store’s finished product label.
The problem was discovered when Weis Markets in Sunbury, Pa. reported that they had been using correctly labeled, USDA inspected and passed chicken products containing milk ingredients.
However, the company did not update their in-store labels for General Tso Chicken meals to include milk as an ingredient.
The meals were prepared, labeled and sold in the Deli area at Weis Markets stores between April 13, 2022, and May 11, 2022. The products have sell by dates of April 13, 2022 through May 15, 2022. The following products are subject to this public health alert:
- Deli compartment containers containing “Weis GENERAL TSO CHICKEN FAMILY MEAL Serving Size 1 cup Calories 500.”
- Deli compartment containers containing “Weis GENERAL TSO CHICKEN SMALL MEAL Serving Size 1 cup Calories 500.”
- Deli compartment containers containing “Weis GENERAL TSO MEAL Serving Size 1 each Calories 910.”
These items were sold at Weis Markets’ retail delis in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.