Sanderson Farms Recalls Half a Million Pounds of Chicken
The Mississippi-based company issued the recall after finding metal shavings in some of its chicken products
Before you cook your next chicken dinner, check the package. Sanderson Farms is recalling 554,090 pounds of chicken products that may have been contaminated with metal shavings, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So far, there have been no reports of injury from the chicken products.
According to the Mississippi-based company, it received a complaint from a processing facility that found metal shavings in the chicken products. After an investigation, Sanderson Farms determined the metal came from a malfunctioning ice-making machine used during production.
None of the recalled chicken products were shipped to grocery stores or packed directly for consumers. But three manufacturing customers purchased some of the 70-pound cases of recalled chicken products. They have been notified about the recall.
The recalled chicken items, produced on September 17-18, 2015, are:
- 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 recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. P-247” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to processing facilities in Georgia and Louisiana.
The USDA has classified this recall as a Class I Recall. Class I indicates that "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."
If you come across any of these chicken products, throw them away immediately or return them to the place of purchase. For questions about the recall, call Sanderson Farms at 1-800-844-4030.