WASHINGTON, July 20, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that products may be contaminated with Salmonella from whey powder that has been recalled by the producer of the ingredient. FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers are aware that these products, which bear the USDA mark of inspection, should not be consumed.

The whey powder is an FDA-regulated product that is being voluntarily recalled by the producer, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI). Additional FSIS-regulated products containing the recalled whey powder may be added to this public health alert as more information becomes available.

The product currently subject to the public health alert is produced by Pinnacle Foods, Inc., a Fayetteville, Ark. establishment and is listed below: [View Label (PDF only)]

15.25-oz. individual frozen microwavable dinners with “HUNGRY MAN CHIPOTLE BBQ SAUCED BONELESS CHICKEN WYNGZ” printed on the label and bearing a best buy date of 9/6/19.
The product bears establishment number “EST. P138” or “P-138” on the side of the carton. These products were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia… more

Wow! Another recall this month. If you have read our previous article on “WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR FOOD? SO MANY RECALLS!” then you will understand why all these recalls are occurring but we must address one thing about this meal. What is WYNGZ?

Wyngz is a chicken food product that is in the shape of a chicken wing or a bite-size appetizer-type product, but is not actually a chicken wing. The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service permits the use of the term “wyngz” (but no other misspellings) on food packaging under the following conditions in which the Agency considers its use fanciful and not misleading:[1]

  • The poultry used is white chicken (with or without skin)
  • “Wyngz” is placed contiguous to a prominent, conspicuous, and legible descriptive name (e.g., “white chicken fritters”) in the same color fontThe smallest letter in the descriptive name is no smaller than one-third the size of the largest letter used in “wyngz”
  • A statement that further clarifies that the product does not contain any wing meat or is not derived only from wing meat (e.g., “contains no wing meat,” “with no wing meat,” “contains breast meat and wing meat”) is placed in close proximity to the descriptive name and linked to “wyngz” by use of an asterisk. “Wyngz” referenced elsewhere on the package (e.g., on the front riser panel) would also need to be displayed with an asterisk linking it to this statement on the principal display panel. [full source]

Why would they need to make up this fancy name to label something that is made with chicken breast but has no wing meat but is shape like a wing?

Just how hearty and good for you is this meal? Let’s look at the Label:

We see a lot of GMO products listed in this food. What do you see? So far we have noticed two ingredients that cause cancer, BHT and TBHQ. These are only two ingredients among all the other cancer causing ingredients in this one meal, yet we keep on buying it and eating it.

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