Alabama Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

–Wayne Farms Inc., a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,528 pounds of frozen, fully cooked, chicken products because they may contain foreign materials-pieces of a plastic pen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 900-lb. combo cases containing thirty, 30-lb. bags of Wayne Farms, FULLY COOKED GRILL MARKED WHITE MEAT CHICKEN STRIPS

The products were produced on Oct. 3, 2012. The products bear the USDA mark of inspection and the case codes “372277174001″ through “372277254005″ on the label. Three combo cases, one each from Sept. 6, 2012, Sept. 19, 2012, and Sept. 24, 2012 are also affected. The products were distributed to a facility in Kentucky for further processing into potential retail products.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by Wayne Farms after the company received complaints from a customer who discovered the foreign matter while preparing to further process the product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about injury should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Alan Sterling, the company’s director of marketing and communications, at (678) 450-3092.

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