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More than 500 pounds of chicken fritters declared a ‘health hazard’

Perdue Foods recalled 530 pounds of chicken breast tenderloin fritters that have egg after they got packaged and were sent out as Chef Redi Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritters.
Perdue Foods recalled 530 pounds of chicken breast tenderloin fritters that have egg after they got packaged and were sent out as Chef Redi Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritters.

Perdue Foods recalled about 530 pounds of chicken fritters Tuesday night because they have eggs even though the packaging doesn’t say so.

A Dec. 6 run of chicken breast tenderloin fritters, which have egg whites, were packaged as Chef Redi Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritters, which don’t.

That’s a minor issue to most people. But to those who have egg allergies, one of the most prominent allergies among children, it’s a major problem because egg isn’t included among the ingredients.

That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture made it a Class I recall, meaning “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.”

UPDATE: A very short retail distribution list was released Tuesday. The three known places the recalled chicken fritters went to all are in Florida: a Key Largo Circle K, 10651 Overseas Highway; a Leesburg Circle K, 900 S. 14th St.; and a Cheney Brothers Cash Counter Sales in Ocala, 2801 W. Silver Springs Blvd.

The 10-pound boxes, each with two 5-pound plastic bags of chicken fritters, were shipped to food service places in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Inside the USDA inspection mark is “P-11507.”

Customers with questions can contact Perdue at 877-727-3447.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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