A brand of frozen chicken meals has been recalled in New York State because the meat isn't chicken. Boise, Idaho-based Mountain View Packaging, LLC, has issued a recall for approximately 6,013 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat Crispy Chicken with Almonds. The entree product has an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services announcement on December 15, 2022. The recall is of the products labeled below.
The meat in the product is shrimp, which is shellfish, a known allergen. It is not declared on the product label. The products affected by the recall are:
18.5 oz packages of “INNOVASIAN Crispy Chicken with Almonds ENTREE” with lot code 22321-1, UPC code 695119120499, and a best by date 05/24/2023.
If you have any of these products in your freezer, you can throw them out or return them to the retailer where you purchased them.
The product was shipped to retailers in New York and nationwide. If you consumed the product and experience any adverse reaction, contact your healthcare provider. If you have concerns or questions, you can contact the InnovAsian Cuisine hotline at 1-800-324-5140.
It has become concerning that there are so many recalls. It seems like the "quality controls" at many of these food and product companies are non-existent. For people who are allergic to shellfish, this is a huge mistake. Food allergies are serious, so mislabeling shrimp as chicken is a big problem. I hope that the USDA and FDA are doing something to have these companies tighten up.