Richmond-based Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods is recalling 1,202 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad, due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. This product may contain almonds, which is a known allergen.
The product in question is a 15-oz. round plastic container, with a label that reads “Ukrop’s Chicken Salad” and a sell-by date of “9/2/20.” A shipment containing the mislabeled product has been sent to West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.
Retailers who have received a shipment of this product have been urged not to sell it, and consumers have been encouraged not to consume it. Per the USDA, consumers should either throw the product away or return the product to the place of purchase.
Tree nuts are one of the most frequent allergens, especially in the pediatric population. Approximately 3.9 million Americans suffer from tree nut allergies, according to FoodAllergy.org. Every three minutes, a food allergy is severe enough to necessitate a visit to the emergency room, totaling about 200,000 visits a year. If you or a loved one has had an allergic reaction or required medical treatment as a result of consuming a contaminated product, you might be entitled to compensation. Allen & Allen has experience representing clients with food allergies, and is available for a free consultation.