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South Texas company recalls nearly 50 tons of chicken items

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas company is recalling nearly 50 tons (45.36 metric tons) of chicken products due to misbranding and the labels not indicating the items contain an allergen — eggs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall involves VICS Acquisition of Harlingen.

A company that VICS Acquisition co-packs for discovered the problem Friday. USDA was notified Saturday. Officials have no reports of anyone getting sick.

The happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken items were produced Aug. 7 through Oct.15, 2018.

The products include 1½ pound (0.45 kilogram) packages of frozen steam bag meals with various lot codes and the establishment number P-34622. Use by dates range from last Thursday through April 15.

Happi foodi items were shipped nationwide. Southeast Grocers Brand products went to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The recalled items should be returned to the place of purchase or thrown away.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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