News Release

Canada Firm Recalls Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 029-2015
Health Risk: High Feb 10, 2015
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 – Sunrise Poultry Processors, an Alberta, Canada, establishment, is recalling approximately 2,705 pounds of poultry products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The poultry items were produced on February 2, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:      

  • 40 lb. bulk cases of “Sunrise Poultry CHICKEN THIGHS.”
  • 25 lb. cases of “Sunrise Poultry CHICKEN THIGHS BONELESS.”
  • 25 lb. cases of “Sunrise Poultry BONELESS CHICKEN BREAST.”
  • 2.5 lb. cases of “Sunrise Poultry CHICKEN WHOLE FRYER.”
  • 4lb. cases of “Sunrise Poultry CHICKEN WHOLE FRYER.”
  • 3.25- 3.75 lb. cases of “Sunrise Poultry CHICKEN WHOLE FRYER.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “Canada 591”. These products were shipped to retail locations in Washington.                                 

The problem was discovered when the import facility reported to FSIS that product with an estimated date of arrival of February 4, 2015 had not been received at that location.

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.  

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Doreen Kerr, at (604) 596-9505.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 10 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:

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.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2016