WASHINGTON, February 10, 2019 – VICS Acquisition, LLC, of Harlingen, Texas, recalls approximately 99,975 pounds of chicken products due to poorly labeled allergens and undeclared allergens, Health and Safety Services said today. of the United States Food Inspection. The products contain eggs, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label.
The products happi Foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers brand Marsala Chicken and Herb Chicken from the Southeast Grocers brand of the Mediterranean were manufactured from August 7 to October 15, 2018. The following products are likely to be recalled: [View Labels (PDF only)]
- 1.5 lb. packs containing frozen "frozen food" bag meal of "happi foodi" "INSPIRED BLOOD CHICKEN" with lot codes 14528 and 15092 and to be used before March 2, 2020 and April 15, 2020.
- 1.5 lb. packs containing a meal in the form of a frozen bag of "SE Grocers MARSALA CHICKEN" with lot codes 14177 and 14532 and to be used before February 8, 2020 and March 3, 2020.
- 1.5 lb. packs containing frozen "SE Grocers SEAL HERB STYLE STYLE CHICKEN" steam packet flour with lot codes 14145 and 14531 for use before February 7, 2020 and March 4, 2020.
Products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P-34622" on the product packaging. Happi foodi products were shipped to retail outlets across the country and Southeast Grocers Brand products were shipped to retail outlets in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi , North Carolina and South Carolina.
A company for which VICS Acquisition, LLC co-packaged for discovered the problem on February 8, 2019 during a revision of the label. FSIS was notified on February 9, 2019.
No cases of adverse effect related to the consumption of these products has been confirmed. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be frozen and in consumers' freezers or refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely performs recall effectiveness checks to ensure that recalling companies notify their clients of their recalls and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers who have questions about the recall may contact Gary Laney, Vice President, Product and Quality Innovation for WaffleWaffle, LLC, at 201-559-9806. Media can contact Deb Corley, Media Relations Manager at WaffleWaffle, at 201-559-9801.
Consumers with questions about food safety can "ask Karen," the 24-hour virtual FSIS representative on AskKaren.gov or via smartphone on m.askkaren.gov. The USDA toll-free 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) line for meat and poultry is available in English and Spanish and is available from 10:00 to 18:00. (Eastern Time) Monday to Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The electronic consumer complaint monitoring system is available 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.