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.”
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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.