US – US poultry processor Perdue Food is recalling approximately 720 pounds of raw, fresh chicken products because they may have experienced a processing deviation in temperature during production.
The products subject to the recall include 80-lb. cardboard boxes, containing approximately 28, 2.5-lb. ice-packed, sealed packages of whole chickens with giblets and necks.
The products were produced on 3 September and then shipped to a New York distributor for re-sale and foodservice use in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The company discovered the problem when a plant employee checking whole bird temperatures noticed variations in the product.
On further investigation it was found that a plant worker turned the wrong water valve, using potable water instead of chill water in the system’s chiller.
The company notified FSIS of the incident.
Product found in the firm’s warehouse was destroyed. However nine cases inadvertently shipped into the market.
FSIS and the company say they have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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