December 18, 2001Luigino’s Has Recalled Chicken Nuggets
Jackson, OH (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Luigino’s, Inc.
202,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FSIS.
The products were
packaged between Nov. 6 and Dec. 5, and were distributed to retail stores
nationwide and exported to Canada.
The product distributed nationwide is 5.5-ounce boxes of "Michelina’s
Zap’ems CHICKEN LITTLES." The back of each box bears one of the following
product identification codes: "J1310N8," "J1312D8," "J1330D8," "J1323D8,"
"J1331D8," or "J1339D8."
The product exported to Canada is 5.5-ounce boxes "Michelina’s Zap’ems FRIES
and CHICKEN NUGGETS." The back of each box bears one of the following
product identification codes: "J1310D8," "J1312N8," "J1320D8," "J1320N8,"
"J1316D8," or "J1339N8."
The front of each box bears the establishment number "P-18297" on the label
inside the USDA seal of inspection.
"We urge consumers to check their freezers," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, FSIS
acting administrator. "If they find any of the recalled products, consumers
should not eat them, but return them to the point of purchase."
Luigino’s, Inc. notified FSIS of the problem. No injuries have been
reported. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a physician.
Consumers in the U.S. with questions about the recall may contact Charlie
Pountney, Luigino’s executive vice president of sales, at (218) 723-5555.
Media in the U.S. with questions may contact Jim Tills, Luigino’s vice
president of merchandising, at (800) 251-7004.
Consumers in Canada with questions about the recall may contact Carmen
Habermel, J.M. Schneider consumer response, at (800) 567-3212, ext. 7853.
Media in Canada with questions may contact Patric McGee, J.M. Schneider
spokesman, at (905) 271-3662.