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Recall alert: 99,975 pounds of frozen entrees sold at Walmart and Winn-Dixie off shelves

happi foodi bloody mary inspired chicken
happi foodi bloody mary inspired chicken USDA

Three frozen steam bag entrees, one sold at Walmart and two sold at stores such as Winn-Dixie, fresco y mas and Bi Lo, were yanked Sunday night by manufacturer VICS Acquisition over a food allergy problem.

The happi foodi store finder says shoppers can find happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken at Walmarts nationwide. SE Grocers Marsala Chicken and Mediterranean Herb Chicken were sold at Southeastern Grocers stores — Winn-Dixie, fresco y mas, Bi Lo, Harvey’s — in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.

The entrees have egg. The list of ingredients on the packaging don’t list egg. For those with egg allergies or taking care of someone with an egg allergy, that is a potentially dangerous problem.

So much so that the USDA considers this a Class 1, High Health Risk recall, defined as “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.”

Lot Nos. 14528 and 15092 of the happi foodi entree with use by dates March 2, 2020, and April 15, 2020; lot Nos. 14177 and 14532 of the Marsala Chicken with use by dates of Feb. 8, 2020, and March 3, 2020; and lot Nos. 14145 and 14531 of the Mediterranean-Style Herb Chicken with use by dates of Feb. 7, 2020, and March 4, 2020, have been recalled.

Anyone with questions can call Gary Laney, vice president of product innovation and quality for parent company WaffleWaffle, at 201-559-9806.

There are many numbers and dates on the foods, drugs, cosmetics, and other products we use every day. When unsafe products must be removed from the market, these numbers and dates can help identify them quickly.

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