You find interesting — and potentially worrisome — things when you go digging around FDA enforcement notices. For example:
RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: FOODS — CLASS III
Chicken-Free Nuggets, Net Wt. 12 OZ. (340g). Recall # F-521-3.
Date code 3077. The product’s date is embossed on the side panel of the retail package, and the first five numbers are 23077. A manufacturer’s date of 30772 appears on the outside case.
Health Is Wealth Products, Inc., Williamstown, NJ, by telephone and fax on August 1, 2003. Firm initiated recall is complete.
Chicken-Free Nuggets are mislabeled because the product inside the package is made of chicken.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
1,442 cases/12 boxes per case.
How do you mess something up that badly? I mean, there’s only one food substance that you can’t include in something labeled “chicken-free,” and they managed to make it the primary ingredient.