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|EDITOR’S NOTE: Details of this recall were updated on April 24, 2015 with a correction to the product distribution area.|
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – West Liberty Foods, a Tremonton, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 34,075 pounds of grilled chicken breast products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The grilled chicken patties were produced on February 4, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 34349 or P-34349” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to distributors in Illinois, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Utah, and Texas. The company has already contacted the restaurants impacted in this recall.
The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from consumers who found small pieces of white plastic in the product.
FSIS and the company have received no 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Renee Miller, Sales Support Manager, at (319) 627-6114. Media with questions about the recall can contact Dan Waters, VP and General Counsel, at (515) 224-6199.
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.|