Breaded Chicken Wings Recall: Pilgrim’s Pride Firm Recalls Breaded Chicken Wings Due to Mislabeling

By on Jan 4, 2011 in Food, Health, Lifestyle, Science Comments

Breaded chicken wings recall is another food alert to be aware of. The Pilgrim’s Pride Firm of Boaz, Alabama is recalling about 188,000 pounds of breaded chicken wings because of mislabeling. The egg component was not included in the label. It is crucial to include the egg ingredient because eggs are known as potential allergens. The breaded chicken wings are distributed nationwide. This was announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on December 30, 2010, Eastern Time.

According to FSIS, it is classified as a Class I Recall, which indicates that the product can cause serious effects including death. The company discovered the problem when personnel reviewed their labels and found the omission. This is one of the company’s quality assurance processes.

USDA further reports that the products being recalled have an establishment number of “P-413.” The specifications of the products are listed in this announcement found at their website,

• 20 lb. boxes of “PIERCE CHICKEN UNCOOKED HOT & SPICY BREADED CHICKEN WINGS DRUMMETTES AND WING PORTIONS” with the USDA mark of inspection, each box containing four (4) – five lb. bags.
• 10 lb. boxes of “SWEET GEORGIA BRAND UNCOOKED HOT & SPICY BREADED CHICKEN WINGS 1st AND 2nd SECTIONS” with the USDA mark of inspection, each box containing two (2) – five lb. bags.

Each product bears the establishment number “P-413” ink-jetted adjacent to the Julian Code date, as well as Julian Code dates of “0001,” “0007,” “0029,” “0044,” “0056,” “0058,” “0063,” “0075,” “0098,” “0109,” “0119,” “0135,” “0188,” “0215,” “0230,” “0244,” or “0279.” The products subject to recall were produced on various dates between January 1, 2010, and October 6, 2010, and were distributed to food service distribution centers nationwide for further distribution to restaurants.

This video was produced by USDA in 2009, but it is still very useful as a learning material. Another very important food recall you should know about is the “Ground Beef Recall in 6 States” which you should know about. Your State might be one of them.

Questions about the product can be directed to this USDA Hotline 1-888-674-6854, or call Cheri Schneider at (800) 321-1470.

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