|Food Safety and Inspection
United States Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20250-3700
HEALTH RISK: LOW
and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2000--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 Agricultures 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"
- "AL-MADINAH HALAL" brand "FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS"
- "HALAL" Allen Family Foods brand "FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS"
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.
USDA RECALL CLASSIFICATIONS
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
For Further Information, Contact:
Consumers: Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-800-535-4555 (voice); 1-800-256-7072 (TTY)
Media: (202) 720-9113
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