February 15, 2002Hanover Foods Corp. Has Recalled Frozen
Chicken Pie Products
Centre Hall, PA (SafetyAlerts)
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service,
(FSIS) said that Hanover Foods Corp. has recalled
approximately 132,000 pounds of frozen chicken pie products because of
misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection
Service announced today.
The products are considered misbranded because they contain only 10.5
percent chicken, rather than the 14 percent required by FSIS' standard of
identity for chicken pie. The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector.
The products being recalled are cases containing six 2 lb. cartons of "Myers
Bake & Serve CHICKEN PIE With White Chicken." Each case and individual
carton bears one of the following package codes:
1 OR 20088M
1 OR 20089M
1 OR 20227M
1 OR 20228M
1 OR 20292M
1 OR 20293M
1 OR 20325M
1 OR 21059M
1 OR 21061M
1 OR 21158M
1 OR 21159M
1 OR 21296M
1 OR 21297M
Each case bears the establishment code "P-462" inside the USDA seal of
inspection. However, each individual carton bears the establishment code
"P-20818" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The product was produced between March 28, 2000 and Jan. 8, 2002, and
distributed to retail and institutional establishments in Delaware, the
District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
"FSIS wants consumers to be aware of the recall," said Margaret O'K. Glavin,
acting FSIS administrator. "Consumers who have concerns about the product
should return it to the point of purchase."
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Tim Mechler, vice
president of research and development, Hanover Foods, at (717) 632-6000,
ext. 3966. Media with questions may contact Gary Knisely, executive vice
president, Hanover Foods, at (717) 632-6000, ext. 4903.