During the first week of August, 2022, people visiting roughly 40 food pantries in Washington County may have received improperly labeled meat and/or fish. Those with certain food sensitivities should be aware of possible reactions to present allergens.
Two frozen products have been identified as lacking complete labeling. They were:
- Breaded, uncooked pieces of catfish (photo of packaging with cooking instructions, photo of box with allergen information)
- Fully cooked, grilled chicken strips (photo of packaging, photo of box)
The catfish is not safe for anyone to consume that has allergies to fish, wheat and/or soy. The chicken is fully cooked and does not contain any allergens.
Only a handful of partner pantries received these products. To ensure safety, we strongly encourage community members to carefully inspect any catfish recently received to ensure that it is not improperly labeled. New labels have been sent to Oregon Food Bank partners and any remaining items will be properly labeled before being distributed again.
If you have any questions about a product you received, please reach out to the partner/pantry that you visited. Use the interactive map or search function at OregonFoodFinder.org to find contact information.