RECALL: Sanderson Farms chicken may contain metal

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi-based company Sanderson Farms is recalling more than 550,000 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials.

The company was alerted to the problem when they received a complaint from a processing facility which found metal shavings in the product. The establishment determined that the contamination occurred due to a malfunction with an ice-making machine used during production.

The USDA says the chicken items were produced on Sept. 17-18, and were shipped to processing facilities in Georgia and Louisiana.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 70-lb. cases containing "YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS JUMBO BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST FILLETS WITH RIB MEAT" with case code 45017. 
  • 70-lb. cases containing "YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS JUMBO CLIPPED TENDERLOINS" with case code 45092. 
  • 70-lb. cases containing "YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS JUMBO BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST BUTTERFLIES WITH RIB MEAT" with case code 45015. 
  • 70-lb. cases and 1800-lb. combos containing "FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS BREAST FRAMES" with case code 45969.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. P-247" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The USDA says there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.


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