Chicken Breast Strips Recalled
Mar. 31, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two food companies are recalling millions of pounds of chicken breast strips because the labels do not reflect that they contain egg yolks and whey, which are common allergens.
The companies, Simmons Foods of Van Buren, Ark., and Keystone Foods of Gadsen, Ala., discovered the labeling problem and reported it to government food inspection officials, the Agriculture Department said Friday.
Simmons Foods is recalling 5.5 million pounds of chicken breast strips and Keystone is recalling 3.7 million pounds.
No reports of allergic reactions because of the chicken have been reported, according to the USDA.
The Simmons Foods products being recalled are ``Grilled Chicken Breast Strips With Rib Meat'' packaged in case numbers 50054,60054,50055 and 50118. All cases are labeled with the number P-20287. The Simmons chicken was distributed nationwide.
The Keystone Foods products recalled bear the label ``Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast With Rib Meat.'' All cases are labeled with the number P-17341.
The Keystone chicken was distributed in Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, California and Texas.
Consumers with questions can reach Keystone Foods at 1-256-492-4050 or Simmons Foods at 1-501-524-8151.
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