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Over 100,000 pounds of chicken wings recalled by Pilgrim's Pride

Bryan Alaspa's picture

Just in time for big New Year’s Eve parties across the country, one of the biggest producers of chicken wings has recalled a huge number of them because they contain eggs as an undeclared allergen.

The recall, announced Thursday, December 30, 2010, is a voluntary recall on behalf of Pilgrim’s Pride. The recall will affect about 180,000 pounds of the Pierce Hot & Spicy Breaded Chicken Wings and the Sweet Georgia Brand Hot & Spicy Breaded Chicken Wings.

Food products are supposed to indicate, on labels located on the packaging, if there are any potential allergens within the food. Eggs can be a potentially serious allergen for those who have the allergy. The producer of the chicken wings, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, noticed the issue as part of their own internal quality-assurance measures.

For those who may have the chicken wings in their fridge, the item codes for the recalled packages are 1703 and 95122. The packages were sold to stores in 20 and 10 pound bags. All of the bags came from Pilgrim’s Pride’s plant in Boaz, Alabama.

The chicken wings arrive uncooked and they also have the letter and number designation of “P-413.” The numbers are listed next to a coded date and then have another code next to that with a designation of “0001," "0007," "0029," "0044," "0056," "0058," "0063," "0075," "0098," "0109," "0119," "0135," "0188," "0215," "0230," "0244," and "0279."

Anyone who may have a question about whether or not the chicken wings they have are part of the recall are urged to call Pilgrim’s Pride, toll free, at 1-800-321-1470.

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