ConAgra Poultry is recalling 129,000 pounds of chicken due to fears that a number of products may contain glass, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The US-based company discovered the problem and contracted Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to initiate a product recall.
The products being recalled include 3.5-pound bags of Country Pride fresh chicken bearing a sell-by date of 20-6-03, 21-6-03 or 22-6-03.Each bag also has an establishment code of P-177 inside the USDA seal of inspection. The products were produced on 10 June 2003 and distributed to retail stores in Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina.
ConAgra is also recalling 40 lb cases of fresh young chicken bearing a product code of 019434 and an establishment code P-1279 inside the USDA seal of inspection. These products were also produced on 10 June and distributed to institutions in Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Cases of Country Pride chicken wings and livers bearing a product code of 019553 and an establishment code P-6638 inside the USDA seal of inspection are also being recalled. "Because of the potential hazard, I urge consumers who have purchased these products not to eat them but to return them to the place of purchase," said FSIS administrator Dr Garry McKee.