Nearly 7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad are being recalled, coming just two weeks off the heels of the Ukrop’s Chicken Salad recall. Willow Tree Poultry Farm is pulling their “Classic Chicken Salad,” due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen in its contents. Some of the packages may in fact contain the “White Meat Cranberry Walnut Salad,” which contains walnuts, a known allergen.
This product was shipped to retail locations in Virginia, as well as Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
These 15-oz. clear, plastic containers have a sell by date of “9/30/20” and a time stamp of 13:00:00 through 17:00:00 on the containers’ cellophane lid. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-8827” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Per the USDA, consumers should either throw the product away or return the product to the place of purchase.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 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.