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

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