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USDA issues health alert for Wegmans chicken due to undeclared allergens

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has sounded a public health alert concerning Wegmans’ Jamaican Jerk-style chicken products.


The alert, raised on Friday evening, stems from the possibility of mislabeling and the presence of undeclared allergens.

Specifically, the marinade in these chicken items might contain milk, soy, and wheat, allergens not mentioned on the product label.

Wegmans brought the issue to light, citing an equipment malfunction as the potential source of cross-contamination with the undeclared allergens.

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Products in question, produced on August 16, 2023, include 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Wegmans Jamaican jerk style Chicken Thighs” and “Wegmans Jamaican jerk style Chicken Breast Cutlets,” both with a use-by date of “9/6/23.” These items have been distributed to retail outlets in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.

No confirmed adverse reactions linked to these products have been reported. For further inquiries, consumers can reach Wegmans Customer Care at 1-800-934-6267.

USDA issues health alert for Wegmans chicken due to undeclared allergens