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Chicken Salad Recalled over Extraneous Plastic Materials

018-2016-labelWinter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. in New Oxford, PA has recalled approximately 3,710 pounds of chicken salad products that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The chicken salad items were produced on various dates between Jan. 28 and Feb. 11, 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 10-lb. bulk plastic tubs containing “SOUTHWEST CHICKEN SALAD” with “USE BY” dates “2/18/16,” “2/19/16,” “2/23/16,” “2/25/16,” “2/26/16,” and “3/3/16.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-9815” inside the USDA mark of inspection and case code “2444.” These items were shipped to a distributor in Pennsylvania for further processing and distribution.

The problem was discovered when the establishment was notified by its oil supplier of a packaging defect that could lead to potential plastic contamination where plastic pieces may flake or break off in the soybean salad oil used in the chicken salad.

There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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

 

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