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June 17, 2000

Delaware Firm Recalls 387,000 Pounds of Chicken

Seaford, DE - (SafetyAlerts) - Allen Family Foods, Inc., a Seaford, Del., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 387,000 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with glass, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The products being recalled are listed below.

  • Allen Family Foods brand "FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS"

  • Allen Family Foods brand "FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS"

  • Allen Family Foods brand "FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN THIGHS"

  • Allen Family Foods brand "FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN WINGS"



The products were bulk packaged on ice in 40 pound boxes from May 31 through June 15 with labels that bear "P-171" inside the USDA seal of inspection and the following codes: 05HF, 06AD, 06AE, 06AH, 06AI, 06AJ, 06DD, 06DE, 06DH, 06DI, 06DJ, and 06ED.

The products were distributed to wholesalers in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

"We urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers," said Judith Riggins, FSIS acting associate administrator. "If they find the recalled products, consumers should not eat them, but return them to the point of purchase."

The problem was discovered by the company through a customer complaint.

FSIS has received no reports of injury associated with consumption of this product.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Michael Philcher, vice president of operations with Allen Family Foods, at (302) 629-9136, ext. 165.

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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 17, 2000.

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