Updated May 22, 2013 - 7:00 am
Foster Farms recalls grilled chicken breast strips in Arizona, 6 other states
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal agriculture officials said chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy -- known allergens -- which are not listed on the labels of its packages.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Tuesday, which affected seven states, including Arizona. The mislabeled packages were discovered when a customer complained. Food safety inspectors and officials at Foster Farms said the problem occurred when labels for another chicken product that does not contain wheat or soy were inadvertently used.
The recalled item, Foster Farms Grilled Chicken Breast Strips Boneless & Skinless With Rib Meat 97% Fat Free, has a case code 000606.
Officials said there have been no reports of adverse reactions from the sale of the mislabeled products.
Besides Arizona, the chicken breast strips being recalled were produced on April 23 and were also distributed to retail establishments in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.