Australian poultry company Ingham’s is conducting a recall of its sweet chili chicken kiev products.
The recall involves a product that was sold from the deli counters at Woolworths stores in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, as well as at Metro stores in Victoria. The affected products would have been sold May 19-21, 2019. Similar products sold before or after those dates are not subject to recall, nor are the products purchased from the chiller case or freezer of those stores.
The Ingham’s products are being recalled due to a potential foreign material contamination, as blue rubber had been detected in some products, which could cause a choking hazard.
Consumers who have purchased this product are encouraged to return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.
Previous Ingham’s recalls
This is the third recall to be issued by Ingham’s in a two-month period. On May 1, the company recalled 1-kilogram turkey roast products because the products in question were incorrectly labeled. Turkey thigh roasts were packaged incorrectly with turkey breast roast labels. Additionally, the products sold contained milk, an allergen not declared in the packaging.
One month prior to that, Ingham’s recalled products sold in Gluten-Free Chicken Schnitzel 440-gram packaging, but the packages actually contained Southern Style Tenders that are not gluten-free, and therefore the products contain an undeclared allergen that could cause a reaction with certain consumers.
Ingham’s Enterprises Pty. Ltd. is the second largest poultry producer in Australia, according to the Poultry International Top Poultry Companies Survey, slaughtering 176 million broilers annually. According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, Ingham’s operates more than 340 vertically integrated facilities across Australia and New Zealand. Inghams operates 74 breeding farms, 225 broiler farms and nine distribution centers in addition to numerous feed mills, hatcheries, processing and further processing plants.
As Australia's second-largest feed producer, Inghams also makes feed for poultry, horses, dairy cows and pigs.