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Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Stuffed Chicken Products

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Weis Markets, Inc, a Sunbury, Penn., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,852 pounds of stuffed chicken breast products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

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The following products are subject to recall:

* 1-pound packages of Weis Quality Premium Meats, "Simply Delicious Chicken Cordon-Bleu."

Each label bears "P-8821" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken cordon bleu products were produced on various dates between Jan. 8 and Feb. 26, and were shipped to retail stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The problem was discovered by a routine product inspection conducted by the production establishment. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.



I realize that wheat allergies are real, but the amount of coverage that gluten-free foods receive in the press is waaaayyy out of proportion to the incidence of such malady. And, such coverage distracts from real issues of food safety: lack of proper funding to the FDA for inspections. Compliance with inspection protocol is a proven safeguard against all sorts of problems in the food supply system.