Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, August 9, 2014 – Oberto’s Brands, a Kent, Wa. establishment, is recalling approximately 57,578 pounds of chicken strip products due to company quality issues, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall includes: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
The Smokey Sweet BBQ Style Chicken Strips were first produced on May 14, 2014 and last packaged on July 28, 2014. The Spicy Buffalo Style Chicken Strips were first produced on May 16, 2014 and last packaged on August 6, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “P4837” on the package. The product was sent to retail establishments nationwide as well as internet sales.
The problem was discovered by the company. A sister establishment noticed bloated packages and alerted the company to the problem. The plant determined that the increased water activity is due to “an undetected process deviation.” The establishment further stated the product met all critical limits during production. The company has determined that this a quality control issue and that there are no food safety hazards.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Lisa Austin, Vice President of Sales, at (253) 437-6308. Media with questions about the recall should contact Demir Vangelov, Chief Financial Officer, at (206) 437-6370.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
|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.|