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Mac And Cheese Recall As More Than 1,000 Pounds Of Food Stuffed Chicken Products May Contain

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Cartons of Mac & Cheese Bites from Stuffed Foods have been recalled after a customer complained the box actually contained Buffalo Style Chicken Poppers. The frozen snack was also reported to contain an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported on Wednesday.

About 1,818 pounds of the product were recalled “due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen,” the FSIS said in a statement.

“The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.”

The recalled item is packaged in a 9.75oz carton containing a plastic bag with 12 pieces of Mac & Cheese Bites. It is labeled with “lot code 20272 or package code BEST IF USED BY: MAR 22 2022” on the end panel of the box.

The cartons were shipped nationwide to various retailers. There were no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the item.

The FSIS “is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” it said.

In September, more than 6,800 pounds of the Classic Chicken Salad from Willow Tree Poultry Farm were recalled after a customer complained it contained walnut, a known allergen, which was not indicated on the label.

A month earlier, over 15,000 pounds of a chicken noodle soup from Progresso were recalled after customers complained it contained beef and pork, instead of chicken. The product also contained two allergens—milk and soy—that were not disclosed on the label.

In May, about 29,000 pounds of the Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo ready meal from Nestle were recalled after customers complained it contained chicken, which was not declared on the label or ingredients listing.

Food allergies affect 32 million people in the U.S., according to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE).

Every year about 200,000 people require emergency medical care for allergic reactions to food.

In the U.S., more than 170 foods have been reported to cause reactions, including milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish.

“Food-induced anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is sudden in onset and may cause death,” FARE warned.

The ingredients label on a bag of non-dairy cheese in Los Angeles, California, pictured on October 19, 2012. Boxes of a macaroni and cheese frozen snack from Stuffed Foods were recalled on Wednesday after a customer complained they contained chicken.
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