Harlingen company recalls nearly 50 tons of chicken items

HARLINGEN (AP) — A local Texas company is recalling nearly 50 tons of chicken products due to misbranding and the labels not indicating the items contain an allergen — eggs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall involves VICS Acquisition of Harlingen, also known as Valley International Cold Storage.

A company that VICS Acquisition co-packs for discovered the problem Friday. USDA was notified Saturday. Officials have no reports of anyone getting sick.

The happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken items were produced Aug. 7 through Oct.15, 2018.

The products include 1½ pound packages of frozen steam bag meals with various lot codes and the establishment number P-34622. Use by dates range from last Thursday through April 15.

The following products are being recalled:

1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “happi foodi BLOODY MARY INSPIRED CHICKEN” with lot codes 14528 and 15092 and use by dates of March 2, 2020 and April 15, 2020.1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “SE Grocers MARSALA CHICKEN” with lot codes 14177 and 14532 and use by dates of Feb. 8, 2020 and March 3, 2020.1.5-lb. packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “SE Grocers MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HERB CHICKEN” with lot codes 14145 and 14531 and use by dates of Feb. 7, 2020 and March 4, 2020.

Happi foodi items were shipped nationwide. Southeast Grocers Brand products went to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The recalled items should be returned to the place of purchase or thrown away.

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