The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Pilgrim's Pride Corp., a Texas firm, is recalling 608,188 pounds of frozen poultry products that may contain undeclared milk, soy, and wheat allergens. The products were shipped to Kroger® establishments across the country. The undeclared allergens were discovered by the company, and although the USDA has not received reports of health problems due to the products, it advises those concerned about allergic reactions to consult with a doctor.
The recalled poultry products’ plastic bags are embossed with establishment numbers "P7091A," "P13477" or "P13485A" near the zip seal on the packages as well as the USDA mark of inspection. Each bag also bears the "Best By" date of "JUL 25, 2009" through "JUN 8, 2010", a UPC code "0 11110 97158 6," and Julian dates of "8207" to "9159."
The USDA has classified this a “Class I Recall,” indicating a high risk factor, and that it is “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
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And for questions and concerns call the USDA’s toll-free Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. E.T., Monday-Friday.