The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that the chicken breast component of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast meal kits may contain wheat and soy known allergens, which are not declared on the product labels.
According to federal officials, a public health alert was issued to ensure that consumers know that these products should not be consumed.
Officials say the chicken breast meal kits were produced from March 19, 2022, to March 22, 2022. The following products are subject to the public health alert:
- 11.55 oz. plastic containers of “freshly made meal CHICKEN BREAST” with sell-by dates of 03/26/22 through 03/29/22, and lot codes of TFNE078, TFNE079, TFNE080, and TFNE081.
- 11.55 oz. plastic containers of “Hannaford freshly made meal chicken breast” with sell-by dates of 03/26/22 through 03/29/22, and lot codes of TFNE078, TFNE079, TFNE080, and TFNE081.
The products bear establishment number “P-46638” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
These items were shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The problem was discovered when the producing establishment notified FSIS that they observed different seasonings than usual on the product labeled as grilled chicken breast while preparing the chicken meal kits.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS has verified the affected products are no longer available for sale but is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.
These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.