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Wal-Mart has been forced to recall a sizable amount of chicken due to an unwanted error. Over 6,000 pounds of chicken products were not labeled properly and there was an undeclared allergen that has caused issues.

Mountain View Packaging LLC is responsible for initiating the recall, which applies to 6,013 pounds of chicken products, specifically their Crispy Chicken with Almonds entrée products.

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This information comes courtesy of the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The recall began once a customer reported that there was shrimp in their Crispy Chicken with Almonds entrée.

This may seem innocent enough but for those who suffer from seafood-related allergies, this can be very problematic

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that shellfish is responsible for a sizable number of allergic reactions in the United States. In fact, shellfish are among the top eight food groups in this regard. The recalled products were originally stocked in a wide range of Wal-Marts, across 28 states. If you need to learn more, Wal-Mart has made a list of all the affected stores.

The recall notice also lets everyone know how to identify the product in question. If your product has a lot code of 22321-1, UPC code 695119120499, and a “best by” date of May 24, 2023, this means that it will need to be ditched for safety purposes.

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We are happy to share that no adverse reactions have been reported at this time. Hopefully, the recall happened in time and no one was exposed to shellfish against their will. These recalls need to be taken with the utmost seriousness. Any customer who is concerned about a potential reaction is being urged to contact their healthcare provider as soon as possible.

The products will also need to be thrown out or returned. Retailers are also being warned against selling recalled items.