GNP Company has recalled 55,608 pounds of chicken products after they were found to be contaminated with foreign materials.
According to a statement from GNP Company, only one of the products being recalled is sold at the retail level, while the remaining chicken products are bulk and custom items sold through foodservice and institutional outlets.
“Safety is GNP Company’s No. 1 core value and its first priority — for its people and its products. The company is working to collect all recalled products and remove them from commerce,” GNP Company said in a statement.
The USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Class I recall of some of the company’s products on June 18. The affected product may be contaminated with extraneous foreign matter, and is linked to an isolated product tampering incident that occurred during the week of June 6 at the company’s poultry processing plant in Cold Spring, Minnesota. A third-party lab verified the foreign matter to be benign, natural materials including dirt and/or sand.
The one retail item being recalled is Just BARE Whole Chicken (UPC 024105594057), sold in 4-pound poly-bags, with a use-by/freeze-by date stamp of 6/26/16. No other Just BARE whole chicken, tray pack or deli products are affected. The product bears code P-322 inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Consumers who have purchased this item are urged not to use or consume it. These products should be disposed of or returned to the store where purchased for a refund.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption or use of these products.