Georgia Firm Has Recalled Chicken
Elberton, GA (SafetyAlerts)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Food Safety and Inspection Service said
that ConAgra Foods Poultry Group is recalling
approximately 36,000 pounds of fully-cooked, frozen chicken products that
may be contaminated with a foreign material, plastic.
The product subject to recall is "Easy Entrée POPCORN STYLE CHICKEN, Fully
Cooked, Breaded Chicken Breast With Rib Meat, MADE WITH WHITE MEAT, OVEN
CRISP BREADING." The product was packaged in 2-pound bags and bears the code
"2241 P184" on the bags.
The chicken was produced on Aug. 29 and distributed to retail stores in
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi,
Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
"Because of the potential for injury, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "Consumers should
check their freezers for the recalled product."
ConAgra Foods Poultry Group notified FSIS that it was recalling the products
based on the results of an investigation conducted by the company.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Elaine Born of ConAgra
Consumer Affairs at (800) 321-1470. Media with questions about the recall
may contact Bob McKeon, Director of Communications, at (402) 595-4691.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English
and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday
through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.