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Food Allergen Testing

Category Press Release
Publish Date 6/22/2012
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Undeclared Allergens Lead to Recall on Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast
Introduction LA Testing provides testing services for food allergens such as Soy and Milk.

The presence of common food allergens in Trader Joe’s Brand Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast has lead to a recall. Milk, soy, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are all used in the making of the product, but are not listed as ingredients on the packaging. As a result of the mislabeled product a California Based firm is recalling approximately 3,534 pounds of the raw stuffed chicken.

The “Trader Joe’s Cranberry Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast” were packaged between June 1st and June 11th and distributed to Trader Joe’s Retailers inArizona,California,Oregon, andWashington. An inspector from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services discover the problem during a routine inspection.

There have been no reports of poor health affects related to the consumption of this product.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction can be mild to severe, including rashes, itching, congestion, difficulty breathing and swallowing, abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, and dizziness.

“LA Testing has a team of highly experienced laboratory professionals including microbiologists, chemists, and materials testing experts that will analyze a wide variety of food samples,” states Derrick Tanner, LA Testing’s Regional Manager. “For allergen testing in particular, we analyze for a wide array of food allergens, including but not limited to soy protein, peanuts, sesame, almond, total milk, egg, crustacean, and gliadin (gluten).”

To learn more about food allergen testing, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com, or call (800) 755-1794.

About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.
LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.