Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

January 26, 2008

Jessica A. Chittenden

Virginia Firm Recalls Chicken Products due to Undeclared Allergen

WASHINGTON, Jan 26, 2008 - Perdue Farms, Inc., an Accomac, Va., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,710 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast products because they may contain an undeclared allergen. The products contain an Italian seasoning which includes milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. 

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

28.8-ounce packages of “PERDUE Perfect Portions, 6 Individually Wrapped Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-7903” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the UPC code “72745-06819.” Each package also bears a “Sell-by or Freeze-By” date of “FEB 02,” “FEB 03,” “FEB 04,” “FEB 05” or “FEB 06.”

The chicken products were produced on Jan.19, 2008, and were distributed to retail establishments in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

Media with questions about the recall should contact company Vice President of Corporate Communication Julie DeYoung at (410) 543-3166. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Perdue Consumer Relations hotline at (800) 473-7383.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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