Wayne Farms LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Breast Products That May Be Undercooked
Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 – Wayne Farms LLC., an Oakwood, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,059 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast items were produced on Aug. 1, 2016 and Aug. 29, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 9-lb. foodservice bulk cases of “Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets” with case code 22121.
- 22.5-lb. foodservice bulk cases of “Fully Cooked Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets” with case code 22423.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45411” or “P-45411” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail stores in Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and North Dakota.
The problem was discovered during a routine records review by the company when it was noted that a similar product had an appearance of being undercooked.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse health effects 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. 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 Wayne Farms LLC. at 1-800-241-3110. Media with questions about the recall can contact Alan Sterling, Director Marketing, 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. 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.|