Foster Farms, a West Coast poultry company, is recalling approximately 6,165 pounds of ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips that contain wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not listed on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Foster products subject to recall include 4.5 lb. cases containing 12, 6-oz. trays of "Foster Farms Grilled Chicken Breast Strips Boneless & Skinless with Rib Meat 9 percent Fat Free," with an identifying case code of "000606."
According to the statement released by the FSIS, the product, which bears the establishment number "P-20923" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a use-by date of "JUN 22 2013" printed on each tray, was produced on April 23, 2013, and was distributed to retail establishments in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
The statement goes on to explain that the Foster recall was prompted by a customer complaint, which occurred because the company inadvertently used labels for another chicken product it produces that does not contain wheat or soy. FSIS and the company have not yet received any reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products.
Based in Livingston, Calif., Foster Farms is a family-owned company that has been operating since 1939, according to the company's website.
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