General Mills recently expanded the scope of its original May 31, 2016, wheat flour recall, affecting various brands and ingredient producers. An ingredient supplier of Simmons Prepared Foods provided notification that a limited amount of wheat flour provided by General Mills utilized in a breading recipe is subject to this expanded recall.
Simmons used this breading in a small test batch of chicken fritters with limited distribution. Out of an abundance of caution, Simmons issued a recall of potentially affected products in cooperation with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Simmons has not received any reports of consumer illnesses related to Simmons products associated with this supplier issue.
The recall affects the following products:
- 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 31473, packaging date code of 6025, and a Use-By date of 01/25/17.
- 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 62331 and a packaging date of 6025.
Consumers who believe they may have one of these products are encouraged review purchases and immediately destroy any products matching the case codes above. Customers are encouraged to return labels to the place of purchase for a credit or refund or call (479) 215-2296 for assistance.
For More Information
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Recall Release can be found here:
This recall is a cascading recall in response to the General Mills wheat flour recall. More information about this recall can be found at http://www.generalmills.com/flour.