September 30, 2001
ConAgra Poultry Recalls Chicken
Farmerville, La. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that ConAgra Poultry Company is recalling 18,000
pounds of frozen ready-to-eat chicken because the product may have been
underprocessed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Food Safety and
Inspection Service announced today.
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FSIS.
The products were produced on July 30, Aug. 1 and Aug. 3,
2001 and bear the establishment number ?EST. P-13485A? on the case. Products
and identifying codes are as follows:
?PIERCE MARINATA ITALIANI STYLE FULLY COOKED, SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST
FILLETS? in 10 lb. cases, with product code MIT4037 and production date
codes FO1B1211, FO1B1213, FO1B1215.
?FULLY COOKED, SKINLESS ITALIAN STYLE CHICKEN BREAST FILLETS? in 10 lb.
cases, with product code 002515 and production date codes FO1B1213 and
These products were distributed to the institutional level nationwide. The
problem was discovered by a restaurant and reported to ConAgra.
?Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be
aware of the recall,? said Margaret O?K. Glavin, FSIS acting administrator.
?Diners may wish to ask if their meal contains the recalled products.?
No illnesses or injuries associated with consumption of these products have
been reported. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact ConAgra Poultry
Company?s Consumer Hotline at (800) 414-7500. Media with questions about the
recall may contact Karen Lynn, Corporate Communications, ConAgra Poultry
Company at (402) 595-5392.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety
messages are available 24 hours a day.