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News Release

Victor’s Market Company Recalls Chicken Products Due to Misbranding

Class II Recall 108-2015
Health Risk: Low Aug 7, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Whitney Joy
(202) 720-9113

 

Editor’s Note: Details of this recall were updated on Aug. 18, 2015, to reflect changes to the distribution location.  

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015 – Victor’s Market Company, a Hawthorne, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,368 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were slaughtered under religious exemption which was not declared on the product label. 

The whole chickens or chicken pieces were produced on various dates from April 10, 2015 through July 20, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Whole.”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Back”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Wing.”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Thigh.”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Neck.”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Head.”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Feet.”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Drumstick.”
  • Approximately 50-lb. box packages containing “Primal Pastures Chicken Breast.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-6087” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped back to the original producer for distribution in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine inspection activities.

FSIS and the company have received no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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 or media with questions about the recall can contact Bruce Penso, Victor’s Market Company president, at (310) 676-0127.

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 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: 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.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2016