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Milk Allergy Alert - St. Clair Foods, Inc. in Poultry Products

St. Clair Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall
Health Risk: High
Date: Oct 21, 2016

En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2016 – St. Clair Foods, Inc., a Memphis, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,800 pounds of chicken and  dumplings due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product label. 

The chicken and dumplings were produced on various dates from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Labels (PDF Only)]      

  • 5-lb. Plastic sealed packages containing “ST. CLAIR FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16257, 16264, and 16280.
  • 2-lb. Plastic sealed packages containing “ST. CLAIR FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16257, 16264, and 16280.
  • 5-lb. Plastic sealed packages containing “RON’S HOMESTYLE FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16280, 16272, 16264, and 16257.  

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST-6568” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service warehouses and distributed for institutional use in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.         

The problem was discovered by the establishment on October 20, 2016 during a review of product specifications. The establishment was not notified by their ingredient supplier that there was a change in the dumpling ingredients to include the addition of the milk ingredient. The establishment immediately notified FSIS that the undeclared milk allergen ingredient was incorporated into their products.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury, illness, or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Monica Woodruff at (901) 322-7301. Media with questions about the recall can contact Brian Edmonds at (901) 322-7328.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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