Recall: Frozen Chicken Products May Contain Pieces Of A Pen

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Updated: 11/02/2012 9:35 pm
Wayne Farms Inc., a Decatur, Alabama establishment, is recalling approximately 28,528 pounds of frozen, fully cooked, chicken products because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of a plastic pen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. 

The products subject to recall include:
• 900-lb. combo cases containing thirty, 30-lb. bags of Wayne Farms, FULLY COOKED GRILL MARKED WHITE MEAT CHICKEN STRIPS.

The products were produced on Oct. 3, 2012. The products bear the USDA mark of inspection and the case codes “372277174001” through “372277254005” on the label.

Three combo cases, one each from Sept. 6, 2012, Sept. 19, 2012, and Sept. 24, 2012 are also affected.

The products were distributed to a facility in Kentucky for further processing into potential retail products.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by Wayne Farms after the company received complaints from a customer who discovered the foreign matter while preparing to further process the product.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about injury 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 with questions about the recall should contact Alan Sterling, the company’s director of marketing and communications, at (678) 450-3092.

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.

“Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

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.

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