Recall: St. Clair Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen

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St. Clair Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 099-2016

Health Risk: High Oct 21, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113(202) 720-9113
[email protected]

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2016 – St. Clair Foods, Inc., a Memphis, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,800 pounds of chicken and  dumplings due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product label.

The chicken and dumplings were produced on various dates from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 5-lb. Plastic sealed packages containing “ST. CLAIR FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16257, 16264, and 16280.
  • 2-lb. Plastic sealed packages containing “ST. CLAIR FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16257, 16264, and 16280.
  • 5-lb. Plastic sealed packages containing “RON’S HOMESTYLE FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16280, 16272, 16264, and 16257.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST-6568” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service warehouses and distributed for institutional use in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

The problem was discovered by the establishment on October 20, 2016 during a review of product specifications. The establishment was not notified by their ingredient supplier that there was a change in the dumpling ingredients to include the addition of the milk ingredient. The establishment immediately notified FSIS that the undeclared milk allergen ingredient was incorporated into their products.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury, illness, or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Monica Woodruff at (901) 322-7301(901) 322-7301. Media with questions about the recall can contact Brian Edmonds at (901) 322-7328(901) 322-7328.

  * We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.  

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-099-2016-release