Milk, Soy and Wheat Allergy Alert: Wegmans Food Markets
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Wegmans Jamaican Jerk Style Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for Wegmans Jamaican Jerk-style, raw, marinated chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The marinade in the chicken products may contain milk, soy, and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers with allergies to milk, soy, and wheat are aware that these products should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.
The raw, Jamaican Jerk-style chicken products were produced on August 16, 2023. The following products are subject to the public health alert [view labels]:
- 1-lb. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing “Wegmans jamaican jerk style Chicken Thighs” with a use by date of “9/6/23.”
- 1-lb. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing “Wegmans jamaican jerk style Chicken Breast Cutlets” with a use by date of “9/6/23.”
The products subject to the public health alert bear the establishment number “EST. P-7567” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The problem was discovered when the establishment notified FSIS that it identified an equipment malfunction that may have led to potential cross-contamination with milk, soy, and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product labels.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers and members of the media with questions regarding the public health alert can contact Wegmans Customer Care at 1-800-934-6267.