March 1, 2002
Maryland Firm Has Recalled Chicken
Cordova, MD (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Allen Family Foods Inc. has recalled
approximately 460 pounds of chicken that may be contaminated with a small
piece of metal.
The product subject to recall is "Allen’s FOR ROTISSERIE CHICKEN, CLASSIC
FLAVOR Fresh Young Chicken, WITHOUT NECK & GIBLETS, 2 Ѕ SIZE (UN-TRUSSED)."
The product is packaged in 40-pound boxes. Each box bears the establishment
number "P-171" inside the USDA seal of inspection. The sell by date "03/08"
is also listed on the label.
The chicken was produced on Feb. 20, and distributed to retail stores in
Boston, Mass., where the product is cooked and sold to consumers.
"Because of the potential for injury, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, acting FSIS administrator. "Consumers
should ask their retail grocery store delis if they are using the recalled
Allen Family Foods, Inc. discovered the problem and notified FSIS.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Mike Pilcher, vice
president of processing, at (302) 629-9136. Consumers with questions may
contact Pat Sigler, director of quality assurance, at (410) 943-3989.