Since January 1 there have been a total of 23 companies that have reported recalls for their products.
Recently Pilgrim's has reported its third recall of cooked poultry products since its initial announcement issued on April 7.The first recall involved about 40,780 pounds of cooked chicken products, which were recalled because of concerns of extraneous materials in the products. The company expanded the recall to include an additional 4.5 million pounds of products on April 26. The latest expansion, issued on May 6, Pilgrim’s has now recalled more than 5.1 million pounds of products due to contamination with extraneous materials.
Thirty-six percent of recalls this year have been made due to extraneous materials. Other reasons for recalls have included: misbranding and undeclared allergen, produced without federal inspection, salmonella, listeria monocytogenes, mislabeling, abundance of caution and excessive salt.
Thirty-nine percent of the products recalled have been poultry products which equates to 5,495,366 pounds. This weight includes poultry products that are frozen, cooked and uncooked.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased any products that have been recalled are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Recall Summary Table
|Date||Company||Recall Product and Amount||Reason for Recall|
|1-Jan||Bellisio Foods||285,264 pounds of boneless pork rip products||extraneous materials|
|7-Jan||Wegmans Food Markets||1,125 pounds of chicken products||produced w/o federal inspection|
|11-Jan||Good Earth Egg Company||shell eggs contaminated with Salmonella||salmonella|
|11-Jan||Neto's Sausage Co.||7,687 pounds of beef, pork and chicken products||produced w/o federal inspection|
|12-Jan||New York Style Sausage Co.||4,040 pounds of pork sausage products||misbranding|
|21-Jan||Kayem Foods Inc.||22,182 pounds of chicken sausage products||misbranding|
|10-Feb||Marin Pasta Works||491 pounds pork products||produced w/o federal inspection|
|16-Feb||McCain Foods USA, Inc.||25,215 pounds pork products||extraneous plastic materials|
|18-Feb||Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc.||3,710 pounts of chicken salad products||extraneous plastic materials|
|1-Mar||Sally Sherman Foods||3,004 pounds of chicken products||listeria monocytogenes|
|7-Mar||Namias of Arizona, Inc.||19,200 pounds of chicken products||misbranding and undeclared allergen|
|8-Mar||Perdue Foods LLC||4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products||extraneous plastic materials|
|8-Mar||Progressive Gourmet Inc.||6 ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches||abundance of caution - listeria monocytogenes|
|31-Mar||QFC||various sizes of Fresh Food Market Cranberry Chicken Salad||mislabeled|
|8-Apr||Ukrop's Homestyle Foods||2,881 pounds of turkey, pork and beef products||extraneous materials|
|18-Apr||Perfect Fit Meals LLC||10,455 pounds poultry products||misbranding and undeclared allergen|
|20-Apr||AdvancePierre Foods||3,469 pounds pork products||misbranding and undeclared allergen|
|20-Apr||Mountain Products||467 pounds of pork products||misbranding and undeclared allergen|
|2-May||Foster Farms||220,000 pounds of cooked chicken||extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials|
|3-May||Greencore USA||1,341 pounds of meat and poultry products||produced w/o federal inspection|
|9-May||Pilgrim's||5.1 million pounds chicken products||extraneous materials, plastic and metal materials|
|10-May||Manna Pro Products LLC||a single lot of 25 pound bags of chick starter feed||excessive salt|
|11-May||Garland Ventures Ltd||114,870 pounds of chicken fried rice products||listeria monocytogenes|