Chicken Recalled Over Metal Contamination

Empire Kosher Poultry recalled thousands of raw poultry products because of potential metal contamination.

Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., is recalling approximately 10,839 pounds of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

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The raw chicken breast products were produced and packaged on Nov. 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall. The affected lots were distributed to select Costco, select Trader Joe’s, and select Wegmans stores only.  No other retailers received these products.

  • 4 to 5.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 46375 and “Sell By” date 11/14/17. 
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7488 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17. 
  • 2.5-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7598 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17. 
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 92615 and “Sell By” date 11/17/17.
  • 1 to 1.25 –lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7888 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17. 

The products subject to recall have establishment number “P-1015” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide.

Officials say the problem was found on November 2, 2017 by an employee who observed metal foreign material in a chicken breast while performing routine duties.

FSIS says no injuries have been reported.

If you have one of the recalled products, throw them away or return them to the story of purchase.

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