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Friday, September 25, 2015

Sanderson Farms recalls chicken products

Sanderson Farms, a Hazlehurst, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 554,090 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The chicken items were produced on September 17-18, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels ]    
  • 70-lb. cases containing “YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS JUMBO BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST FILLETS WITH RIB MEAT” with case code 45017.
  • 70-lb. cases containing “YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS JUMBO CLIPPED TENDERLOINS” with case code 45092.
  • 70-lb. cases containing “YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS JUMBO BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST BUTTERFLIES WITH RIB MEAT” with case code 45015.
  • 70-lb. cases and 1800-lb. combos containing “FRESH YOUNG CHICKEN PARTS BREAST FRAMES” with case code 45969.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. P-247” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to processing facilities in Georgia and Louisiana.                                 
The problem was discovered when the firm received a complaint from a processing facility which found metal shavings in the product. The establishment determined that the contamination occurred due to a malfunction with an ice-making machine used during production.
There have been 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. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Mike Cockrell, Chief Financial Officer, at (601) 426-1454.

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