News Release

NY Livestock Market, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due to Possible Residue Contamination

Class II Recall 048-2017
Health Risk: Low May 11, 2017
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin A. Bell 
(202) 720-9113 


WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017– NY Livestock Market, Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,495 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with the antibiotic nitrofurazone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The whole young chickens were produced and packaged on April 10, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Brown shipping bags containing various quantities of 4.9-lb. young whole chickens, with head and feet intact, with “NY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC. BUDDHIST RELIGIOUS EXEMPT (Eviscerated Poultry)” printed on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-45068” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurants and retail locations in New York state.

The problem was discovered through routine testing performed by FSIS inspection personnel for the National Residue Program, which revealed the sample was violative for nitrofurazone, a residue of public health concern.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Winnie Wu, HACCP Coordinator, at (718) 386-8181.

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 6 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 Jul 31, 2017