The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced the Wayne Farms voluntary recall of frozen ready-to-eat chicken on Sep. 11, 2018. According to a news release from the USDA, 438,960 pounds of frozen, fully-cooked chicken products are affected by the recall.
Following a customer complaint that metal pieces were found in their chicken, Wayne Farms initiated an investigation and notified the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service. Here’s what you need to know.
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What Was Recalled: Frozen Ready-to-Eat Chicken
The current recall includes only Wayne Farms frozen ready to eat chicken products with the establishment number “P-20214.” There are 11 different chicken products included in the recall. For a full list of the products, the packaging sizes and product codes, visit the USDA’s website here.
Why Was the Chicken Recalled?
The recall was initiated after a customer notified Wayne Farms of as the USDA puts it, “extraneous materials” found in the chicken. In this specific case, the extraneous materials were metal pieces. Currently, there have been no reports of illnesses or injuries related to this recall.
How to Tell If Your Chicken is Part of the Recall
The current recall is only for Wayne Farms, LLC frozen, fully cooked chicken products with production dates between Jul. 4, 2018 and Jul. 17, 2018. All products affected have the establishment number P-20214 printed inside of the USDA mark of inspection. The USDA’s FSIS’s full list of all recalled chicken products is available here.
What Parents Can Do
Check Your fridge and freezer. If you have one of the recalled products, don’t eat it. Throw away the chicken or bring it back to the place of purchase.