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Chicken salad products recalled

Aldon Food Corporation is recalling about 18,570 pounds of chicken salad

Aldon Food Corporation, a Schwenksville, Pa., establishment, is recalling approximately 18,570 pounds of chicken salad due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)

WASHINGTON — Aldon Food Corporation, a Schwenksville, Pa., establishment, is recalling approximately 18,570 pounds of chicken salad due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The chicken salad products were produced from Jan. 1 through May 31. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5-lb. plastic tub packages containing of “BLOCK & BARREL IMPERIAL” White Meat Chicken Salad with a use-by date from May 22 through June 27.
  • 5-lb. plastic tub packages containing of “MARKET SOURCE” White Meat Chicken Salad with a use-by date from May 22 through June 27.
  • 5-lb. plastic tub packages containing of “DON’S SALADS” White Meat Chicken Salad with a use-by date from May 22 2017 through June 27.
  • 5-lb. plastic tub packages containing of “HYMIE’S” White Meat Chicken Salad with a use-by date from May 22 through June 20.
  • 5-lb. plastic tub packages containing of “DON’S SALADS” Chicken Waldorf Salad Made with White Meat Chicken with a use-by date from May 22 through June 20.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-8429” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered on June 6, when Aldon Food Corporation received notification from one of their ingredient suppliers that the bread crumbs the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.

There have been no confirmed reports of 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 Deborah Rihs, General Manager, at 888-321-3667. Media with questions about the recall can contact Mark Plamonden at 484-533-3957.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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