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Wegmans Recalls Chicken Products Produced Without Inspections

Retailer Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is recalling about 1,125 pounds of chicken products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The chicken items were produced on Jan. 3, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • iitalianchicken_406x250Approximately 1-pound, vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Italian Flavored Chicken Breast Cutlet” with a use-by date of 1/24/2016;
  • Approximately 1-pound, vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Brown Sugar Barbecue Seasoned Chicken Breast Cutlet” with a use-by date of 1/15/2016;
  • 3-pound, vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Garlic & Fennel Whole Chicken Roaster” with a use-by date of 1/13/2016; and
  • 1-pound, vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wokery Sherry Chicken 27482” with use-by date of 1/13/2016.

The recalled products also have the establishment number “EST. or P-7567” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled products were shipped to distribution and retail locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a review of establishment records. The inspector found that the establishment changed its production schedule, which caused these products to be produced outside the approved hours of operation.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department at 800-934-6267, Ext. 4760.

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