Chicken Salad Recall As 1,200 Pounds of Ukrop Homestyle Foods Products May Contain Nuts

More than 1,200 pounds of a chicken salad product is being recalled after a customer complained that it contained nuts—an allergen that was not declared on the label.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Ukrop's Homestyle Foods is subsequently recalling approximately 1,202 pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken salad.

However, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of the chicken salad and anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

The 15-oz. round plastic containers labeled "Ukrop's Chicken Salad" were produced on August 26, 2020, and have a sell-by date of September 2, 2020. The product subject to recall bears establishment number "P-19979" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Ukrops Chicken Salad Recall
More than 1,200 pounds of Ukrops Homestyle Foods chicken salad is being recalled as the products may contain nuts. Ukrops Homestyle Foods

The Ukrop's Homestyle Foods chicken salads were shipped to retail locations in North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, and the FSIS is concerned the products may be in retailers' and consumers' refrigerators.

Retailers who have these chicken salads should not sell them and consumers who have purchased the product should not consume it. The chicken salad should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

This is a Class I Recall, which means: "This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

In 2018, Ukrop Homestyle Foods faced a recall on a much larger scale as it issued a warning for approximately 18,269 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry deli-sliced products that potentially contained Listeria monocytogenes.

At that time, the FSIS warned that: "Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

"Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract."

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Alternatively, consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov.

For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed all day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.