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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pilgrim's Pride Corp recalls ,Kroger, FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN WINGS, CHICKEN WING SECTIONS COATED WITH SAUCE


Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-032-2009 HEALTH RISK: HIGH


Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Peggy Riek

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 - Pilgrim's Pride Corp., a Mount Pleasant, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 608,188 pounds of frozen poultry products because they may contain the undeclared allergens milk, soy, and wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Milk, soy, and wheat are known potential allergens that are not declared on the label.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]
  • 32-ounce bags of "Kroger, FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN WINGS, CHICKEN WING SECTIONS COATED WITH SAUCE."

Each printed plastic bag bears an embossed establishment number "P7091A," "P13477" or "P13485A" near the zip seal on the packages as well as the USDA mark of inspection. Each bag also bears the "Best By" date of "JUL 25, 2009" through "JUN 8, 2010", a UPC code "0 11110 97158 6," and Julian dates of "8207" to "9159." The frozen poultry products were produced on July 25, 2008, through June 8, 2009, and were shipped to Kroger® retail establishments nationwide.

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

Media with question about the recall should contact company Director of Corporate Communications Ray Atkinson at (903) 434-1811. Consumers with questions should contact Kroger® Consumer Relations at (800) 632-6900.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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 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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