George’s Inc., of Springdale, recalled 1.25 million pounds of chicken Monday because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The recalled chicken includes frozen par-fried chicken tenders, which are formulated with wheat, a known allergen, “which was not properly declared on the labels,” according to the statement.
George’s employees first noticed the issue during a routine label review, after which they contacted the Department of Agriculture. The problem was traced back to printer issues that have since been corrected, according to the department.
Safety inspectors have received no reports of adverse reactions from the products. Anyone concerned about their health from consuming the product should contact a health care provider, the department states.
The products subject to recall include:
• 10-lb. cases of “George’s Uncooked Breaded Chicken Breast Tenderloins” with Case Code 4831 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Dec. 19, 2013.
• 10-lb. cases of “George’s Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters” with Case Code 4861 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Jan. 4, 2014.
• 10-lb. cases of “George’s Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters” with Case Code 4880 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Jul. 19, 2013.