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Chick-fil-A's grilled nuggets, fillets contain a dairy allergen

The company quickly reflected this change on its website, highlighting that the grilled chicken nugget and grilled fillets contain a dairy allergen.
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Shown is a Chick-fil-A location in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON — Chick-fil-A's grilled nuggets and grilled fillets contain a dairy allergen due to a accidental contamination from the chain's supplier, according to the fast-food restaurant. 

The company reflected this change on its nutrition and allergens section, highlighting that the grilled chicken nugget and grilled fillets now contained a dairy allergen. 

"We are actively working with the supplier so this doesn’t happen again and to ensure the allergen is removed," the company said in a statement. "We understand and take seriously the trust our guests place in us to make sure their food is how they expect it, and we apologize for this situation. Our priority is that our impacted guests can enjoy these products again soon."

The Atlanta-based chain's supplier had notified the restaurant of the accidental contamination in the grilled nuggets and fillets recipes. Chick-fil-A said it "took immediate steps to notify guests of this temporary issue."

A division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America called Kids With Food Allergies noticed the change of the restaurant's menu items and posted it to Facebook.

Update: We understand how devastating it is to lose a food option! The change to the allergen and ingredients listing is...

Posted by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The comments quickly filled up with parent concerns about the change and how it affected their children with dairy allergies. About 1 in 13 children have a food allergy, with the most common in the U.S. being milk, egg, fish, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish, according to the CDC.

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