FSIS issues public health alert for chicken enchilada products

Public health alert issued by FSIS for chicken enchilada products

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert Thursday for approximately 43 pounds of not-ready-to-eat, heat-treated, chicken enchilada products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

In a news release, FSIS said the product, Hy-Vee mealtime chicken enchiladas, was produced on Sunday. The agency issued the health alert to ensure that consumers with allergic reactions to soy are aware that the product should not be consumed.

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The following product is subject to the public health alert:

  • 62.4-ounce ( 3 pounds, 14.4 ounces) heat-and-serve container of “Hy-Vee mealtime CHICKEN ENCHILADAS” with lot code “21003” and “Best If Used By: 01/10/2021” date on the product label.

The products bear establishment number “P51558” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed to Hy-Vee retail locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, the FSIS said in its release.

The problem was discovered when a Hy-Vee employee identified the labeling issue and reported it, according to the FSIS.

The FSIS said consumers should not consume the products and advised that the products should be thrown away.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from customers eating the product, the FSIS said.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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