Safeway stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. are recalling deli-prepared fried chicken. Safeway was informed by Newlyweds Foods that the blended bread coating that it provided Safeway to make fried chicken included milk, which was not disclosed as an ingredient.
The recall impacts deli fried chicken pieces prepared in and sold from all sections of the deli area, including the full-service deli counter, the self-serve hot case, and the self-serve refrigerated case. The fried chicken is packaged in a white deli bag or clear plastic clamshell container with a white scale label.
The type of fried chicken (hot or cold) and the Sell Thru Date are printed on the scale label. Recalled fried chicken packages with the word “Hot” in the product name display Sell Thru Dates up to and including Jun. 7. Recalled fried chicken packages with the word “Cold” in the product name have Sell Thru Dates up to and including June 10.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. Fried chicken made with the recalled bread coating has been removed from sale. Deli-prepared fried chicken currently sold in stores does not use the recalled bread coating and is not subject to the recall. Customers are asked to discard the product or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Customers who have questions about the recall can call 1-877-723-3929.