Willow Tree Poultry Farm issues recall for ready-to-eat chicken salad

Willow Tree Poultry Farm issues recall for ready-to-eat chicken salad

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc. announced on Wednesday a recall for approximately 6,890 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the products may contain walnuts, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product labels.

The Attleboro-based company said the ready-to-eat chicken salad, labeled as cc might actually contain “White Meat Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad” instead. The recall affects products made on Sept. 2, 2020. The following product is subject to recall:

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• 15-oz. clear, plastic containers labeled as “Willow Tree Premium White Meat CHICKEN SALAD Classic” with 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, with the establishment number “EST. P-8827” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.

A customer who found walnuts and cranberries in a container of “Classic Chicken Salad" reported it to the company.

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.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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