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Metal Pieces Found in Recalled Fried Chicken Breasts

Consumer complaints forced Enid, OK-based Advance Pierre Foods to recall about 1,200 pounds of chicken fried chicken breasts, some containing small pieces of metal.  USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the recalled products included:

  • 22.75-oz. pouches of Fast Classics Chicken Fried Chicken Breasts
  • Cases containing 6, 22.75-oz pouches Fast Classics Chicken Fried Chicken Breasts

The recalled product bears the establishment number “P-2260Y” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a “best by” date of Jan. 22, 2014, the lot number 1522960202, and a UPC number 75901-33100.

The chicken breasts were distributed in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

A small metal hand tool fell into a grinder, which was discovered by the company’s metal detectors. Although the company began diverting product, the product being recalled was packaged and shipped before all corrective actions could be taken.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury associated with consumption of these products. Retail outlets selling the chicken will be posted on the FSIS website when the information is available.

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  • Stephen Ruggero

    The second to last paragraph is confusing.  “A small metal hand tool fell into a grinder, which was discovered by the company’s metal detectors.”  Most food plants have a reject mechanism that sends the bad product off the line.  If their metal detectors were working, then the bad chicken shouldn’t have gotten past them.  During some period of time, the metal was NOT discovered by the company’s metal detectors.