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Pierre Foods, Inc. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Fast Bite BBQ Chicken" And "Fast Bite Spicy Breaded Chicken" Sandwiches

Contact:
Bill Kolb
(513) 874-8741

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Cincinnati, OH -- June 21, 2006 -- Pierre Foods, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio is recalling all production codes of their "Fast Bites Spicy Breaded Chicken" and the "Fast Bites BBQ Chicken" sandwiches because the bread used in the sandwiches may contain undeclared milk ingredients. Individuals with allergies or sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

These products are distributed nationwide and can be purchased from vending machines and at convenience stores. The individual product labeling identifies the products as distributed by Pierre Foods, Cincinnati, Ohio. No other products of Pierre Foods are affected by this recall.

The "Fast Bites BBQ Chicken" and "Fast Bites Spicy Breaded Chicken" sandwiches are packaged in clear film and contain two sandwiches per package.

The products are labeled as follows:

  • Item 0953 -- "Fast Bites BBQ Chicken", Net Weight 3.75oz (106g) bearing a barcode stating 7142110953.
  • Item 0954 -- "Fast Bites Spicy Breaded Chicken", Net Weight 3.55oz (100g), bearing a barcode stating 7142110954 (All production lot codes)

This recall was voluntarily initiated by Pierre Foods after it was discovered that the bun portion of the sandwiches contains micro gold, a milk protein. The sandwiches were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of this milk ingredient.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pierre Foods at: 1-800-982-7091.

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