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News Release

Willow Tree Poultry Farm Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 080-2017
Health Risk: High Jul 1, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Julie Schwartz
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2017 – Willow Tree Poultry Farm, an Attleboro, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 440 pounds of tuna salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains tuna, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label and the packing was mislabeled as chicken salad product.

The buffalo style chicken products were produced on June 27, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 12.5 oz. individual plastic containers of “buffalo style chicken salad.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-8827” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Whole Foods Market locations in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

The problem was discovered by Whole Foods Market employees whilst unpacking the product. 

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 Alex Cekala, General Manager, at (508) 951-8351. Media with questions about the recall can contact Walter Cekala, President, at (508) 944-0529.

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.

 

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Jul 26, 2017