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Recall: George's frozen par-fried chicken tenders

Jan. 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM   |   Comments

SPRINGDALE, Ark., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- George's Inc., in Springdale, Ark., recalled some 1.25 million pounds of frozen par-fried chicken tenders due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday the products are formulated with wheat, a known allergen, which was not properly declared on the labels.

The products subject to recall include:

-- 10-pound cases of George's Uncooked Breaded Chicken Breast Tenderloins with Case Code 4831 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Dec. 19, 2013.

-- 10-lb. cases of George's Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters with Case Code 4861 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Jan. 4, 2014.

-- 10-lb. cases of George's Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters with Case Code 4880 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Jul. 19, 2013.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number P-13584 under the USDA Mark of Inspection and were sold to wholesale locations for distribution to institutional users nationwide.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review conducted by the company, which then contacted FSIS. The problem occurred due to isolated printer issues that caused some labels to print without selected ingredients. The issue was corrected.

FSIS and the company said they received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Ali Perry at 1-479-927-7256.

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