Wayne Farms is recalling approximately 438,960 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on September 5.
The frozen, ready-to-eat, fully cooked chicken products were produced on various dates from July 4 through July 17, 2018, at the company’s facility in Decatur, Alabama.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-20214” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors, restaurants and further processing locations nationwide.
The affected products include:
- FC NTRL diced chicken white meat
- Fully cooked diced chicken
- FC chicken white meat
- Fully cooked grilled seasoned white meat chicken fines
- FC Grill chicken meat
- FC CKN white meat diced
- Fully cooked all-natural diced chicken
- Fully cooked all-natural diced seasoned white meat chicken
- Fully cooked grill marked white meat chicken strips
An image of the label on the affected products can be found on the FSIS website.
The problem was discovered after the firm received a customer complaint on July 27, 2018. The firm investigated to determine the nature of the foreign material complaint and notified FSIS of the findings on Sept. 4, 2018.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products 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.