Metal shavings prompt chicken recall

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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The contamination was due to a malfunction with an ice making machine
The contamination was due to a malfunction with an ice making machine

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Sanderson Farms has recalled more than 550,000 pounds of chicken products due to possible foreign material contamination, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

The problem was discovered when the firm received a complaint from a processing facility which found metal shavings.

Sanderson Farms found the contamination was due to a malfunction with an ice making machine used during production.

Products were made at the Hazlehurst, Mississippi, plant on September 17 and 18​.

None of the products were shipped to grocery stores or packed directly for consumers, said the firm.

They included ice packed chicken products sold to three customers for additional processing into further processed chicken products.

The company has identified all products and notified its customers to place them on hold, return it to them and further execute the recall.

Related topics: Food Safety & Quality

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