The Georgia firm has recalled their certified gluten-free chicken nuggets due to misbranding and undeclared wheat on the product label.
The below content is from a press release by the office of Congressional and Public Affairs.
WASHINGTON, Jan 18, 2013 – King’s Delight, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,572 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets labeled as gluten-free because they contain wheat, a known allergen that is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The product subject to recall include:
8-oz. cartons of APPLEGATE Naturals Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets.
The establishment number P-2617 can be found printed on the side of each carton. The products were packaged on Sept. 19, 2012. The lot number 210864 and the best before date 08/28/13 are printed on each carton’s side panel. The UPC code 25317-00556 is printed on the back of each carton. The products were distributed to retail stores in Indiana, Maryland, Oregon and Washington. Consumers who purchased these products should return them to the store for a full refund.
The firm notified FSIS of the problem after a consumer familiar with the product noted a color difference. Upon investigation, it was determined that chicken nuggets containing wheat were mislabeled on Sept. 19, 2012. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness or adverse reaction should contact a physician.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact Gerry Clarkson, Applegate Consumer Affairs Specialist, at (800) 587-5858. Media with questions regarding the recall should contact Joe Forsthoffer at (410) 251-0363.
For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit the FSIS website.
Read the full press release here.