Chicken tenders recall raises same concerns as hot dog alert

Prime Pak Foods is recalling 24,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken tenders due to incomplete ingredient labels. The company, based in Gaineville, Ga., said the breaded chicken products contain eggs and wheat, two known allergens that are not listed on the packages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services announced the recall on April 19.

A food safety inspector from the USDA detected the mislabeling of the products, which was then brought to the attention of the company. Prime Pak Foods said the company has not been notified of any illness related to the products.

The chicken products are sold to hotels, restaurants and other large institutions throughout the country.

The recalled products include: 10-pound boxes of "Sugar Lake Farms Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders" with the product code 77422 printed on the box, as well as 10 pound boxes of "Sugar Lake Farms Fully Cooked Spicy Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks" with the product code 77448.

The mislabeled boxes were produced between Dec. 12, 2012 and March 21, 2014. They include the establishment number "P-9165" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recall is the second in recent days involving foods popular with children.

On Sunday, USDA announced a similar case with Kraft Foods, which produces Oscar Mayer wieners. The company recalled 96,000 pounds of hot dogs due to mislabeling. Packages labelled "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may have actually contained the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs" instead.

The USDA expressed concern that the distributed products contain milk from the pasteurized cheese; dairy is a known allergen. Kraft Foods says the company has not received any reports of illness due to consumption of their product.


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